http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4218620.stmThe quest to find new treatments for Parkinson's disease is being hampered by a lack of donated brains for study.
There is a constant need for new tissue to work on but researchers told the British Association Science Festival this tissue was in short supply.
This was slowing drug development in a vital area of medicine, they argued.
With an ever ageing population, it is predicted the incidence of both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease is likely to go up.Dr Kirstin Goldring, manager of the UK Parkinson's Disease Society Tissue Bank at Imperial College London, said: "Many of us would consider donating our kidney or heart if we were to die suddenly, but would you consider donating your brain?
"If not, why not?"
I never like the idea of donating mum brain, let along mind . But now I am having 2nd thoughts