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The nervous system is an organ system containing a network of specialized cells called neurons that coordinate the actions of an animal and transmit signals between different parts of its body. In most animals the nervous system consists of two parts, central and peripheral. The central nervous system contains the brain and spinal cord.
RNA modifications play significant role in function of nervous system

RNA modifications play significant role in function of nervous system

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have shown that a new way of regulating genes is vital for the activity of the nervous system. [More]
Brain metastasis persists in women with HER2-positive breast cancer despite new targeted therapies

Brain metastasis persists in women with HER2-positive breast cancer despite new targeted therapies

While new targeted treatments developed across the past two decades have led to dramatic survival improvements for women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators report that rates of breast cancer brain metastasis for women with this disease have not substantially declined. [More]
Researchers developing opioid vaccines to help prevent overdose fatalities

Researchers developing opioid vaccines to help prevent overdose fatalities

In 2014, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in the U.S. jumped to its highest level on record. The spike brought national attention to the epidemic and the awareness that new interventions are needed. [More]
Study shows how speed information reaches the brain's navigation center

Study shows how speed information reaches the brain's navigation center

Similar neural pathways exist in humans. They are known to be damaged by Alzheimer's disease - a possible explanation why spatial orientation is frequently impaired in this form of dementia. [More]
NIH scientists unravel chain of events that lead to fatal outcomes in cerebral malaria

NIH scientists unravel chain of events that lead to fatal outcomes in cerebral malaria

Using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology, scientists at the National Institutes of Health filmed what happens in the brains of mice that developed cerebral malaria (CM). [More]
Scientists discover new biomarker to help determine aggressiveness of brain cancer

Scientists discover new biomarker to help determine aggressiveness of brain cancer

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new biomarker for glioma, a common type of brain cancer, that can help doctors determine how aggressive a cancer is and that could eventually help determine the best course of treatment. [More]
New report estimates global burden of cancer cases and deaths in 2015

New report estimates global burden of cancer cases and deaths in 2015

In 2015, there were an estimated 17.5 million cancer cases around the globe and 8.7 million deaths, according to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration published online by JAMA Oncology. [More]
Understanding sex differences in exercise fatigue can help develop better training strategies

Understanding sex differences in exercise fatigue can help develop better training strategies

Men are typically stronger and more powerful than women because they have more muscle mass. [More]
Genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissues could offer clues to tumor behavior

Genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissues could offer clues to tumor behavior

Two recently discovered genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissue cells -- an altered gene and a snippet of noncoding genetic material -- could offer clues to tumor behavior and potential new targets for therapy, Johns Hopkins scientists report. [More]
Cluster signaling mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic in multiple sclerosis, research shows

Cluster signaling mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic in multiple sclerosis, research shows

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the patient's own cells. [More]
TSRI scientists discover potential drug candidate to suppress pain and itch

TSRI scientists discover potential drug candidate to suppress pain and itch

In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models. [More]
How old is your heart?

How old is your heart?

There have been a number of ways to measure the biological health and age of your heart, which has been done conventionally in the past. Blood pressure is one indicator. Other risk indicators include family history of heart disease, level of cholesterol and exercise testing, where you can get heart rate... [More]
New mouse model provides key information for understanding cortical circuit development

New mouse model provides key information for understanding cortical circuit development

A day by day log of cortical electric activity in the mouse visual cortex was published in the Journal of Neuroscience by George Washington University researcher Matthew Colonnese, Ph.D. [More]
Newborns with low levels of vitamin D may more likely develop multiple sclerosis in later life

Newborns with low levels of vitamin D may more likely develop multiple sclerosis in later life

Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life than babies with higher levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in the November 30, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Upright posture in patients with Parkinson's disease exacerbates cognitive deficits, study shows

Upright posture in patients with Parkinson's disease exacerbates cognitive deficits, study shows

In a new study published online today in the journal Neurology, a research team led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and neuropsychologists at Boston University has shown that when patients with Parkinson's disease experience a drop in blood pressure upon standing up - a condition known as orthostatic hypotension (OH) - they exhibit significant cognitive deficits. [More]
Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants, report reveals

Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants, report reveals

A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus during gestation. [More]
Recessive gene mutations could cause debilitating neurological disease in children

Recessive gene mutations could cause debilitating neurological disease in children

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. [More]
Neuroscientists identify new regulator of immune system

Neuroscientists identify new regulator of immune system

Cells of the immune system can distinguish between protein molecules that are "self" and "non-self". ­For example, if we are exposed to pathogens such as bacteria or viruses that carry foreign molecules on their surface, the body reacts with an immune response. [More]
Researchers reveal mechanism for side effects of drug used for treating hematological malignancies

Researchers reveal mechanism for side effects of drug used for treating hematological malignancies

A team of Japanese researchers revealed the mechanism for side effects such as fever and bone pain caused by G-CSF, which is widely used for peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell harvesting (PBSCH). [More]
Magnesium deficiency can cause sleep deprivation, say health experts

Magnesium deficiency can cause sleep deprivation, say health experts

Magnesium deficiency could be part of the reason you toss and turn at night, say health pioneers BetterYou following ITV’s 'Tonight – Why can’t Britain sleep?' programme which aired yesterday (17 November). [More]
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