Schizophr Res 2000 Aug 3


Schizophr Res 2000 Aug 3;44(2):151-5


The Stanley Foundation Brain Collection and

Neuropathology Consortium

Torrey EF, Webster M, Knable M, Johnston N, Yolken



The Stanley Foundation brain collection is an

attempt to supplement existing brain collections for the purpose of promoting

research on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  Specimens are collected

with the permission of the families in a standardized manner, with half of each

specimen being frozen and half fixed in formalin.  The Neuropathology

Consortium is a subset of 60 specimens from the collection, well-matched groups

of 15 each with diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive

disorder without psychotic features, and normal controls.  More than 75000

sections and blocks from the Consortium have been sent to over 50 research

groups worldwide to carry out a wide variety of assessments.  These data

will be integrated to provide a more complete picture of the neuropathology of

these disorders.