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There is a need to better understand the biological basis of NDDs, including ASD and FXS. Treatment options are very limited for patients, and ASD prevalence rates are rapidly increasing. CENE is the first international brain bank in Latin America that collects and distributes postmortem brain tissue from subjects with NDDs to researchers worldwide. CENE also promotes collaborative international NDD research between the CENE nodes, promotes education and training for young investigators and students, and brings awareness to the need for postmortem brain tissue for NDDs through community outreach. Through the geographic localization of our nodes in Latin America, combined with worldwide tissue distribution, CENE helps to improve representation of individuals of Hispanic heritage for NDD brain research. CENE expands NDD brain research by increasing tissue availability and awareness for postmortem brain research, and this research will ultimately contribute to a better understanding of the biological basis of NDDs. Our hope is that knowledge will ultimately translate into novel therapeutic interventions, and thereby improve treatment outcomes for patients.

Donate to CENE and you will contribute to research and the cost associated with brain donations!

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