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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.
Galactic cosmic ray exposure increases cancer risk for astronauts traveling to the red planet

Galactic cosmic ray exposure increases cancer risk for astronauts traveling to the red planet

Researchers use gene-editing technique to develop new screening tool for Parkinson's disease

Researchers use gene-editing technique to develop new screening tool for Parkinson's disease

Researchers receive federal funding to study consequences of West Nile and Zika virus infections

Researchers receive federal funding to study consequences of West Nile and Zika virus infections

Common acne medication can slow progress of relapsing-remitting MS, trial shows

Common acne medication can slow progress of relapsing-remitting MS, trial shows

Impaired ability to understand social cues may be linked to brain changes in people with MS

Impaired ability to understand social cues may be linked to brain changes in people with MS

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life impairs visual recognition memory

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life impairs visual recognition memory

Collaborative effort to develop rare disease patient registries

Collaborative effort to develop rare disease patient registries

Visual cortex of the brain develops gradually throughout life, study reveals

Visual cortex of the brain develops gradually throughout life, study reveals

Rat study shows impact of early exposure to high-fat diet on the dopamine system in adulthood

Rat study shows impact of early exposure to high-fat diet on the dopamine system in adulthood

Study suggests Zika virus poses wider threat in human pregnancies

Study suggests Zika virus poses wider threat in human pregnancies

Study finds variations among hospitals in transitioning stroke patients from treatment to comfort care

Study finds variations among hospitals in transitioning stroke patients from treatment to comfort care

BGU researchers redesign portion of FDA-approved drug into new molecule to treat ALS

BGU researchers redesign portion of FDA-approved drug into new molecule to treat ALS

Biochemists create new tool to help diagnose POLG disorders and predict outcomes

Biochemists create new tool to help diagnose POLG disorders and predict outcomes

FDA grants accelerated approval to cancer treatment based on common biomarker

FDA grants accelerated approval to cancer treatment based on common biomarker

Experimental treatment tempers HLH, MS symptoms in mouse models, study shows

Experimental treatment tempers HLH, MS symptoms in mouse models, study shows

Supercomputer study of the brain could lead to safer and more effective anesthetics

Supercomputer study of the brain could lead to safer and more effective anesthetics

Exposure to air pollution may disturb good night's sleep

Exposure to air pollution may disturb good night's sleep

Wristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activity

Wristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activity

Researchers identify genetic mutations that predict better prognosis for neuroblastoma patients

Researchers identify genetic mutations that predict better prognosis for neuroblastoma patients

New understanding about brain proteins could lead to effective therapies for dementia

New understanding about brain proteins could lead to effective therapies for dementia