Open Source Resources
Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a group of genetic disorders that are known to run in families. However, we still do not have a detailed understanding of the disease pathology in the SCA patient brain, which is key to unlocking the mystery of SCAs and developing effective therapies. To enable this vital research, a growing number of SCA patients have generously donated their brains for research upon their death. Since SCAs are rare diseases, we have created this open-source data page for ataxia investigators to study the pathologic alterations in SCA patient brains. Our ultimate goal is to promote research for SCAs and to accelerate therapy development.
Please follow this link to view and access online pathology slides.