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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.
Mouse model shows how chronic demyelination may cause seizures in MS patients

Mouse model shows how chronic demyelination may cause seizures in MS patients

U of T study uncovers gene that may play key role in obesity

U of T study uncovers gene that may play key role in obesity

Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females

Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females

Compound from snail's venom may offer alternative to opioids for pain relief

Compound from snail's venom may offer alternative to opioids for pain relief

Yale researchers identify genetic abnormalities involved in formation of atypical meningiomas

Yale researchers identify genetic abnormalities involved in formation of atypical meningiomas

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

Former NFL players may not experience motor function problems from repeated head injuries, study finds

Former NFL players may not experience motor function problems from repeated head injuries, study finds

UAB to bring advanced cancer-fighting radiation technology to Alabama

UAB to bring advanced cancer-fighting radiation technology to Alabama

Salk scientists use mRNA to successfully treat hemophilia B in mice

Salk scientists use mRNA to successfully treat hemophilia B in mice

IDSA guidelines: Team approach vital to successful treatment of complex neurological infections

IDSA guidelines: Team approach vital to successful treatment of complex neurological infections

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Salk scientists create circuitoids to study rhythmic pattern in neurons

Salk scientists create circuitoids to study rhythmic pattern in neurons

Researchers unlock specific mechanisms behind Aβ-induced cytoxicity in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers unlock specific mechanisms behind Aβ-induced cytoxicity in Alzheimer's disease

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

LMU study shows crucial role of microRNAs in protecting precursors of neurons

LMU study shows crucial role of microRNAs in protecting precursors of neurons

New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical study

New drug discovered in zebrafish model of pediatric epilepsy shows promising results in clinical study

Japanese scientists discover new potential treatment for septic shock

Japanese scientists discover new potential treatment for septic shock

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs

Simple blood test may be accurate in differentiating between Parkinson's disease and APDs

New therapeutic agent shows potential for treating optic neuritis linked to multiple sclerosis

New therapeutic agent shows potential for treating optic neuritis linked to multiple sclerosis

New treatment may hold promise for progressive form of multiple sclerosis, study suggests

New treatment may hold promise for progressive form of multiple sclerosis, study suggests