AZ-TW Society of Technology Visited Banner Research Facility

On Friday Feb. 21, 2014, AZ-TW representatives Ms. Angela Yin Cesal, Dr. Wei-Tek Tsai, and Ms. Wendy Karahalios visited Banner Research COO Cynthia Guinn and Mr. Brian Browne at Sun City. Each party expressed their support for the Banner-Taiwan research program and discussed potential future projects.

After the meeting, Mr. Brian Browne showed the Banner Memorial Brain Bank to AZ-TW representatives. He first brought the team to the storage room with refrigerators that store brain tissues at temperature -80F, then to the laboratory where Banner scientists worked on brain tissues. Finally he then showed a brain tissue to illustrate Alzheimer diseases. Banner Research has the largest brain tissue bank in the world with large amount of data for scientists to perform research.

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Wendy, Angela, Cynthia, and Brian Browne in Cynthia’s office.

2014年2月21日星期五,台亞科技交流學會主席 尹衍桓女士,在蔡维德教授和王瑞瑾理事陪同下,拜訪了Banner Research的首席營運長Cynthia Guinn 和Mr. Brian Browne。 雙方互表支持Banner與台灣研究合作的計畫,更進一步的討論了未來更多合作計畫的可能。

會議後,Mr. Brian Browne帶台亞科技交流學會的代表參觀 Banner 大腦組織存放銀行。先參觀存放大腦組織的冰箱儲藏室 (温度 -80F),再去了Banner進行研究腦組織的實驗室,最後他藉由一個腦組織向代表們 解釋了阿茲海默病。 Banner 擁有全世界最大量的大腦組織存放銀行可供科學家進行研究.

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A picture of a brain tissue with Alzheimer diseases.

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Ms. Angela Yin Cesal at the front door of the Brain Bank at Banner Research.

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This is a refrigerator in the Banner Memorial Brain Bank. It showed that the temperature is -78F. Banner has determined that the optimal temperature to store brain tissue is -80F.

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The Brain Bank Storage room, each site has six refrigerators.

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Brian Browne showed a brain with Alzheimer diseases to Angela and Wendy.

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Brian Browne showed a brain with Alzheimer diseases to Angela and Wendy.