Wanted: Your Healthy Brain

To understand dementia, scientists need to study not just diseased brain tissue, but healthy brains too. Care to donate?

Researchers are realizing that the brains they traditionally study are too often riddled with the signs of end-stage Alzheimer’s and other maladies that contribute to dementia. More rare are comparatively healthy brains that can allow them to identify what causes dementia — and what protects us from it. (Visual by )

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