Two AMRC members have announced £3 million of funding for Europe's largest brain and tissue bank, based in London.

The funds from the MS Society and Parkinson's UK will enable an all-new digital brain bank, ambitious virtual reality initiative, and new research projects, which could help researchers finally stop multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's for good.

The new digital brain bank, complete with virtual reality interface, will be based at the MS and Parkinson's Tissue Bank at Imperial College London, and will enable scientists from around the world to access brains virtually, making research more effective and efficient.

The charities will continue to fund the existing infrastructure of the tissue bank. Already the largest repository of MS and Parkinson's brain and spinal cord tissue in Europe, it has shared over 100,000 samples with scientists since it opened 20 years ago, leading to more than 700 research projects worldwide.

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