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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.
Hyaluronidase enzyme may be effective treatment option for spasticity caused by neurological injury

Hyaluronidase enzyme may be effective treatment option for spasticity caused by neurological injury

A naturally occurring enzyme called hyaluronidase may be an effective alternative treatment for spasticity, or muscle stiffness, a disabling condition in people who have had a stroke or other brain injury. [More]
NIGHTSEA and EMS nominate Dr. Sarah Petersen for 2016 KEY Award

NIGHTSEA and EMS nominate Dr. Sarah Petersen for 2016 KEY Award

NIGHTSEA, creators and manufacturers of the innovative Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter (SFA), and Electron Microscopy Sciences (EMS) are pleased to award the second annual KEY Award for New Faculty to Dr. Sarah Petersen of Kenyon College. [More]
Experimental drug may prevent development of multiple sclerosis in mice

Experimental drug may prevent development of multiple sclerosis in mice

The experimental drug laquinimod may prevent the development or reduce the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to research published in the September 21, 2016, online issue of Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
UofL researchers receive NIH funding to explore how environmental exposures influence health of children

UofL researchers receive NIH funding to explore how environmental exposures influence health of children

The National Institutes of Health today announced a team of researchers headed by Janice Sullivan, M.D., of the University of Louisville is among grant recipients nationwide receiving funding for a seven-year, multicenter initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes. [More]
Adequate parent-child relationship may offer protection against all chronic illnesses in later life

Adequate parent-child relationship may offer protection against all chronic illnesses in later life

Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study. [More]
Study shows continuous electrical stimulation suppresses seizures in patients with epilepsy

Study shows continuous electrical stimulation suppresses seizures in patients with epilepsy

When surgery and medication don't help people with epilepsy, electrical stimulation of the brain has been a treatment of last resort. [More]
Researchers reveal previously unknown role of glutamate in neuromuscular development

Researchers reveal previously unknown role of glutamate in neuromuscular development

For decades, scientists thought acetylcholine was the only neurotransmitter responsible for controlling how muscles and nerves are wired together during development. [More]
Researchers find switch that helps restore damaged axons

Researchers find switch that helps restore damaged axons

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into "repair" mode, a form that restores damaged axons. [More]
ECTRIMS 2016: Young investigator explains new MRI criteria for MS diagnosis in patients with CIS

ECTRIMS 2016: Young investigator explains new MRI criteria for MS diagnosis in patients with CIS

The 32nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis opened yesterday in London (September 14-17) and key presentations reveal the latest evidence-based thinking on how to use MRI scan results to diagnose MS with increasing accuracy. [More]
Create perfect bedtime routine in autumn with BetterYou transdermal magnesium, recommends sleep expert

Create perfect bedtime routine in autumn with BetterYou transdermal magnesium, recommends sleep expert

Don’t lose sleep over the clocks going back this October, instead prepare your bedtime routine with BetterYou transdermal magnesium says sleep expert. [More]
Women, minorities less likely to receive stroke treatment, study finds

Women, minorities less likely to receive stroke treatment, study finds

Women and minorities may be less likely to receive treatment for stroke, according to a study published in the September 14, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Research findings may pave way for innovative treatments of multiple sclerosis

Research findings may pave way for innovative treatments of multiple sclerosis

Researchers at the Research Center for Immunotherapy and the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have identified a new mechanism that is involved in the development of autoimmune diseases. [More]
Researchers develop method to predict disease activity in multiple sclerosis

Researchers develop method to predict disease activity in multiple sclerosis

Cells in the immune system of patients with multiple sclerosis behave differently from those of healthy individuals. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have exploited this difference to develop a method that can predict disease activity in multiple sclerosis. [More]
VIB-Ghent University research provides insights into septic shock

VIB-Ghent University research provides insights into septic shock

Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have discovered an important mechanism of sepsis, an overreaction of the body's immune system to an infection. [More]
Operational mechanism of Acid-sensing Ion Channel plays pivotal role in transmitting pain signals

Operational mechanism of Acid-sensing Ion Channel plays pivotal role in transmitting pain signals

Professor Byung-Chang Suh's research team from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences succeeded in identifying a new operational mechanism principle of the 'Acid-sensing Ion Channel,' which recognizes internal pain in an organism. [More]
Researchers develop novel technique to generate hiNSCs for multiple tissue engineering applications

Researchers develop novel technique to generate hiNSCs for multiple tissue engineering applications

Tufts University researchers have discovered a new technique for generating rapidly-differentiating human neural stem cells for use in a variety of tissue engineering applications, including a three-dimensional model of the human brain, according to a paper published today in Stem Cell Reports [More]
Graded aerobic treadmill testing useful in evaluating sports-related concussion in children

Graded aerobic treadmill testing useful in evaluating sports-related concussion in children

Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. [More]
Research reveals how Zika virus arrests fetal brain development in pigtail macaque

Research reveals how Zika virus arrests fetal brain development in pigtail macaque

For the first time, abnormal brain development following a Zika infection during pregnancy has been documented experimentally in the offspring of a non-human primate. [More]
Scientists reveal underlying mechanisms leading to microcephaly in NBS patients

Scientists reveal underlying mechanisms leading to microcephaly in NBS patients

Scientists from Jerusalem and Duesseldorf have succeeded in generating induced pluripotent stem cells from a rare disorder called Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) and to push these cells to become early neurons, revealing the mechanisms leading to the neurological phenotype observed in these patients. [More]
Research could pave way for more effective and safer anti-epilepsy drugs

Research could pave way for more effective and safer anti-epilepsy drugs

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have discovered how a new epilepsy drug works, which may lead the way to even more effective and safer medications. [More]
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