Myongji Hospital stated that the Ministry of Well being and Welfare has chosen its mind financial institution to play a pivotal position within the authorities’s dementia mission by figuring out the trigger by mind autopsies and growing therapies.
With the ministry’s designation, Myongji has grow to be the fourth Korean hospital, following Samsung Medical Heart, Seoul Nationwide College Hospital, and Pusan Nationwide College Hospital, to grow to be a government-designated dementia mind financial institution.
The dementia mind financial institution establishes the dementia analysis infrastructure by registering mind donations, collects and manages dementia analysis, mind tissue, and scientific assets, and conducts dementia-related research utilizing such information.
Myongji Hospital launched the mind financial institution in June final 12 months to help analysis to find the mechanism of dementia, enhance therapy strategies, and develop medication by donating autopsy mind tissue from sufferers with varied mind ailments, together with degenerative mind ailments and their households, the hospital stated.
Because the hospital’s mind financial institution acquired a authorities designation in simply 9 months of its institution, the hospital plans to increase post-mortem rooms and associated services throughout this month and kick off a full-fledged enterprise, it added.
The hospital goals to contribute to the vitalization of dementia analysis within the nation by shut cooperation with the dementia mind financial institution consultative community, together with mind banks at different hospitals.
“Though the analysis of dementia by mind autopsies has already grow to be widespread overseas, analysis has been lagging as a consequence of cultural elements that place significance on burial rituals in Korea,” stated Professor Han Hyun-jung, head of Myongji Hospital’s mind financial institution. “After we make a autopsy analysis by a mind post-mortem, the hospital can predict and stop the potential for dementia within the remaining members of the family can upfront.”
The financial institution also can use donated mind tissue for growing dementia-related therapies, Han added.