Neuropathology is the study of the diseases involving the nervous system such as Parkinson’s Disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Such conditions may cause cognitive and behavioral problems, seizures, weakness, pain, and vision loss. Neuropathologists look into biopsies to help in diagnoses. They also work with autopsies to learn more about neurogenerative diseases.
For instance, a neuropathology laboratory examines specimens such as biopsies for tumors, cerebrovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, and nerve and muscle diseases. They also manage a brain bank which contain a number of postmortem tissues.