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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.
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

Designer compound may be effective tool for tackling tau-related disorders

Designer compound may be effective tool for tackling tau-related disorders

Research provides insights about left-right differences in embryonic neural development

Research provides insights about left-right differences in embryonic neural development

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Transporters of thyroid hormones play key role in development of the brain, study finds

Transporters of thyroid hormones play key role in development of the brain, study finds

Researchers explore psychosexual development, satisfaction in adult survivors of childhood cancer

Researchers explore psychosexual development, satisfaction in adult survivors of childhood cancer

Study provides insights into functions of astrocytes following brain injury or disease

Study provides insights into functions of astrocytes following brain injury or disease

Vasculature in mini-brains expands research potential

Vasculature in mini-brains expands research potential

Autologous hematopoietic cell transplant may induce sustained remission of multiple sclerosis

Autologous hematopoietic cell transplant may induce sustained remission of multiple sclerosis

Habitual e-cigarette use may be linked to long-term cardiac risks, study finds

Habitual e-cigarette use may be linked to long-term cardiac risks, study finds

Blocking new genetic marker could alleviate pain from serious burns

Blocking new genetic marker could alleviate pain from serious burns

Hand-grip test proves to be easy, reliable way to examine muscle strength decline in PD patients

Hand-grip test proves to be easy, reliable way to examine muscle strength decline in PD patients

Brain-computer interface could revolutionize lives of people with completely locked-in syndrome

Brain-computer interface could revolutionize lives of people with completely locked-in syndrome

Researchers discover that existing anti-gout drug can reduce severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms

Researchers discover that existing anti-gout drug can reduce severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms

Research findings could lead to effective repair therapies for peripheral nerve damage

Research findings could lead to effective repair therapies for peripheral nerve damage

University of Freiburg offers infrastructure and data services to support life science research

University of Freiburg offers infrastructure and data services to support life science research