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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 reveal mechanism for side effects of drug used for treating hematological malignancies

Researchers reveal mechanism for side effects of drug used for treating hematological malignancies

A team of Japanese researchers revealed the mechanism for side effects such as fever and bone pain caused by G-CSF, which is widely used for peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell harvesting (PBSCH). [More]
Magnesium deficiency can cause sleep deprivation, say health experts

Magnesium deficiency can cause sleep deprivation, say health experts

Magnesium deficiency could be part of the reason you toss and turn at night, say health pioneers BetterYou following ITV’s 'Tonight – Why can’t Britain sleep?' programme which aired yesterday (17 November). [More]
Neurons appear to retain partial communication despite serious structural aberrations, study finds

Neurons appear to retain partial communication despite serious structural aberrations, study finds

Neuroscientists have long known that brain cells communicate with each other through the release of tiny bubbles packed with neurotransmitters—a fleet of vessels docked along neuronal ends ready to launch when a trigger arrives. [More]
Research shows how paralyzed limbs can be controlled via implanted electrodes

Research shows how paralyzed limbs can be controlled via implanted electrodes

Patients with spinal cord injuries might one day regain use of paralyzed arms and legs thanks to research that demonstrates how limbs can be controlled via a tiny array of implanted electrodes. [More]
UAB case study details patient experiencing hemorrhagic stroke after consumption of energy drink

UAB case study details patient experiencing hemorrhagic stroke after consumption of energy drink

Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke — a brain bleed — following consumption of an energy drink. [More]
FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition. [More]
Penn study shows breathing-based meditation can help alleviate severe depression

Penn study shows breathing-based meditation can help alleviate severe depression

A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new study published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Allergan gets FDA approval for new XEN Glaucoma Treatment System

Allergan gets FDA approval for new XEN Glaucoma Treatment System

Allergan plc announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the XEN Glaucoma Treatment System (consisting of the XEN45 Gel Stent and the XEN Injector) for use in the U.S. [More]
Simple probiotics can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety

Simple probiotics can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety

Probiotics, or beneficial live bacteria that are introduced into the body, have become increasingly popular as a way to improve health and well-being. [More]
Scientists identify naturally occurring molecule that plays protective role in ALS

Scientists identify naturally occurring molecule that plays protective role in ALS

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and over the course of aging -- as well as a molecule that interferes with this helpful process. [More]
Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have increased risk of developing epilepsy

Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have increased risk of developing epilepsy

A new study shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. [More]
How toxic is your stress?

How toxic is your stress?

The term “stress” originates not in our minds or bodies, but from physics. It is the internal forces generated in an object in response to an external load. In the 1950s, Hans Selye adopted the term to characterize how living organisms change... [More]
Allergan, Amgen submit BLA for ABP 215 oncology biosimilar medicine to FDA

Allergan, Amgen submit BLA for ABP 215 oncology biosimilar medicine to FDA

Amgen and Allergan plc. today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ABP 215, a biosimilar candidate to Avastin (bevacizumab). [More]
Research shows CRAC channel inhibitors decrease lesion size, brain hemorrhage, and neurological deficits in TBI model

Research shows CRAC channel inhibitors decrease lesion size, brain hemorrhage, and neurological deficits in TBI model

Researchers from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSF, and CalciMedica, Inc., are presenting a poster at the 46th annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego describing the use of calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channel inhibitors in traumatic brain injury (TBI). [More]
Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

IBS is a common medical condition which is diagnosed in the presence of characteristic gastrointestinal symptoms including recurring bouts of abdominal pain and diarrhea and/or constipation. IBS patients also commonly report bloating and abdominal distension or swelling. [More]
Researchers identify new biomarker in spinal fluid and blood serum of patients with neurological disorder

Researchers identify new biomarker in spinal fluid and blood serum of patients with neurological disorder

Research from Mayo Clinic included in the November issue of JAMA Neurology identifies a new biomarker for brain and spinal cord inflammation, allowing for faster diagnosis and treatment of patients. [More]
Research shows workings of biochemical pathway that helps control blood glucose

Research shows workings of biochemical pathway that helps control blood glucose

Research led by a Johns Hopkins University biologist demonstrates the workings of a biochemical pathway that helps control glucose in the bloodstream, a development that could potentially lead to treatments for diabetes. [More]
Research shows corticotrophs in the brain can influence avoidance behavior after onset of stress

Research shows corticotrophs in the brain can influence avoidance behavior after onset of stress

German Resilience Center presents new findings on the resistance to stress. A person exposed to stress can usually rapidly adapt the own behavior to the specific situation. [More]
Statistical analysis reveals possible scientific misconduct in some bone health studies

Statistical analysis reveals possible scientific misconduct in some bone health studies

A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals. [More]
Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced the availability of TAYTULLA (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules), 1mg/20mcg, the first and only oral contraceptive in a softgel capsule for the prevention of pregnancy [More]
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