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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.
Researchers use magnetic implants to treat involuntary eye movements

Researchers use magnetic implants to treat involuntary eye movements

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy

OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy

New biomarker assay improves detection, assessment of neuroblastoma

New biomarker assay improves detection, assessment of neuroblastoma

Study provides evidence that cortical targets could enhance motor function after spinal cord injury

Study provides evidence that cortical targets could enhance motor function after spinal cord injury

Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases

Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases

Memories stored in same neuron can be selectively erased, study suggests

Memories stored in same neuron can be selectively erased, study suggests

Improved accuracy with SPIDER Smart Photo-Imaging Measurement Technology

Improved accuracy with SPIDER Smart Photo-Imaging Measurement Technology

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome

Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome

Gut bacteria play key role in regulating abdominal pain, mice study finds

Gut bacteria play key role in regulating abdominal pain, mice study finds

Discovery of ‘protective shield’ for b-cells could provide new option for treating diabetes

Discovery of ‘protective shield’ for b-cells could provide new option for treating diabetes

Animal model of Gulf War illness hints at possible ways to mitigate symptoms

Animal model of Gulf War illness hints at possible ways to mitigate symptoms

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Research suggests how malformed proteins linked to Parkinson’s could spread from the gut to the brain

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for treatment of headache

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for treatment of headache

Scientists uncover mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illness

Scientists uncover mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illness