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Kansas Institute of Neurological Sciences

Welcome to the Kansas Institute of Neurological Sciences. KINS is a subdivision of National Autopsy and Tissue Recovery Services. KINS has a vast network of neuroscientists dedicated to the advancement of the Neurological Sciences through research. Here at KINS our network allows us to deliver brain and neurological tissue to research scientists throughout the world.

At KINS our work centers around the recovery of brain and other neurological tissue from donors for the purpose of research. We abide by the guidelines set forth by the FDA regarding tissue donation for research purposes, proper next of kin consent, and ethical guidelines set forth by the Anatomical Gift Act. We also act as a short term neurotissue repository for center brain banks prior to shipping the tissue off to their node location.

Through our process of delicate and precise recovery of brain and other neurological tissue, our coordination with brain banks and research centers, and our vast network of neuroscientists, we are able to advance our understanding of neurological diseases and thus come that much closer to finding better treatments and perhaps, cures. KINS is Advancing Medicine through Research.

At KINS we are dedicated to supporting the basic and clinical researchers, who study causes of brain disorders and the affects of aging. Advances in molecular genetics and pathology make it possible for researchers to identify causes and cures for brain disorders such as:

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • ALS and Related Movement Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders
  • Alcohol and other Drug Dependencies, including psychostimulant drugs
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, including sports concussions and combat-related PTSD
  • Major Depression and Other Neurological and Psychiatric Conditions
  • Forensic Neurobiology (Forensic Neuropathology) and Abusive Head Trauma (including Pediatric)
  • Dementia
  • Developmental Neurological Disorders
  • Normal brains, including children to help us understand how the human brain develops
  • Pediatric and Adult Neurological Tumors
  • Neuroinfectious Diseases

Please contact us with any questions you may have, we do not turn away cases and we will guide you through the donation process.

Call 24/7 - 913-800-0782 and ask for the "brain autopsy services".