The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar will soon have a brain bio-bank to facilitate neurobiology research. The one of its kind facility in eastern India will be set up with funding from ICMR.
The Neurobiology Research Centre at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru was the first to set up a brain bank in the country and the one at Bhubaneswar will be established in collaboration with NIMHANS.
A brain bank is a repository for human brain tissues. The facility will come up at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine where the stored brains will be made available for research purposes.
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