Health Research Board
HRB announces €6 million investment for Clinical Trial Networks on the eve of International Clinical Trials Day 2021
People with dementia, diabetes and infectious diseases, as well as patients of paediatrics, primary care and intensive care, will all benefit from the new investment, which will create opportunities for Irish people to participate in the latest research in these areas to improve outcomes and/or transform treatments and care.
HRB welcomes appointment of first National Research Ethics Committees
Dublin Brain Bank
The Dublin Brain Bank is a collaboration between the Neuropathology Department of Beaumont Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. It is located in the RCSI Smurfit Building, on the campus of Beaumont HospitalWhy is Brain Donation important?
Diseases affecting the Brain are becoming increasingly common in today’s society. As such, there is a pressing need for medical research in this area to try to understand how these diseases come about and how they might be treated. Unfortunately, it is not possible to study the living brain without doing damage and neuro-imaging studies alone are not well enough advanced to provide a reliable non-invasive way of looking at the cells.
The best way of understanding how the cells in the brain are working (or not working) is to look at the brain tissue after death. This type of study requires brain tissue donors, individuals both with and without neurologic disease. Dublin Brain Bank donations facilitate national and international research studies that can provide valuable information on the diagnosis and treatment of many common diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, trauma, tumour etc. which may lead to increased quality of life for patients. All information on tissue donations remains strictly confidential.
Please click the link here for further information about the Dublin Brain Bank
Science Foundation Ireland