Lend your brain to science, not zombies: It's Brain Research Month!

Posted on March 3, 2016 by admin
Image of cartoon brain surrounded by red and yellow lines connecting at centre behind brain.Back in September, a few friends and I spent the weekend together in a classroom streaming the Medicine X conference from Stanford University. One of the sessions discussed patient involvement in research, and how the University of California – San Francisco can use your brain for research. . . even if you’re across the world. March is Brain Research Awareness Month—a great time to share with those around you just how easy it can be to get your head in the game (…okay, I’m done with the puns!) for research.
The Brain Health Registry is one different approach to studying brain health, sp ecifically in its relation to the development of Alzheimer Disease, a degenerative disease of the brain, most often linked to aging. By completing online surveys, your data becomes part of an expanding database of information that researchers at UCSF will use to learn more about our brains. The study does not take more than 90 minutes to complete, and does not have to be done all in one sitting.
Why get involved with research? Well, here are a few interesting things brain research has taught us already:
Brains aren’t just for zombies. So, protect your head, learn about common conditions affecting the brain, and help do your part to improve brain health for generations to come by checking out the Brain Health Registry! And, if you have a condition that affects your brain—like Alzheimer disease, brain tumour, epilepsy, or have experienced a traumatic brain injury—consider keeping yourself safe with the peace of mind that can come with wearing a medical ID bracelet or medical alert necklace.

Leave Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
*