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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.
Using magnets to improve memory

Using magnets to improve memory

Astrocytes prove to be surprisingly vital players in the body's clock

Astrocytes prove to be surprisingly vital players in the body's clock

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Excessive sweating could be hyperhidrosis that often goes undiagnosed

Excessive sweating could be hyperhidrosis that often goes undiagnosed

Parasite's biological clock could help improve treatments for deadly sleeping sickness

Parasite's biological clock could help improve treatments for deadly sleeping sickness

New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons

New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons

Study identifies urinary biomarker that may help monitor progression of ALS

Study identifies urinary biomarker that may help monitor progression of ALS

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

RUB researchers identify new rare muscle disorder

RUB researchers identify new rare muscle disorder

SPECT imaging may not be suitable for monitoring Parkinson's disease, study shows

SPECT imaging may not be suitable for monitoring Parkinson's disease, study shows

Parasitic fish offers unique insights into evolution of gut neurons in ancient vertebrates

Parasitic fish offers unique insights into evolution of gut neurons in ancient vertebrates

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Canadian scientists join international battle against Zika virus

Canadian scientists join international battle against Zika virus

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Researchers awarded CIHR grant to investigate how Zika virus changes host cells during infection

Researchers awarded CIHR grant to investigate how Zika virus changes host cells during infection

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

UB research yields neural crest cells from adult skin cells without genetic modification

UB research yields neural crest cells from adult skin cells without genetic modification

Antibody treats pediatric brain tumors safely and effectively in mice

Antibody treats pediatric brain tumors safely and effectively in mice

Researchers make surprising and crucial discovery about Alexander disease

Researchers make surprising and crucial discovery about Alexander disease