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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.
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

Fetal alcohol exposure reduces taste system's responsiveness to bitter flavor and burning sensation

Fetal alcohol exposure reduces taste system's responsiveness to bitter flavor and burning sensation

Biochemical self-destruct trigger guards brain cells when fighting against West Nile virus

Biochemical self-destruct trigger guards brain cells when fighting against West Nile virus

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiology

WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiology

Common antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of malformations in infants

Common antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of malformations in infants

Study measures increased 'fight or flight' response in young veterans with combat-related PTSD

Study measures increased 'fight or flight' response in young veterans with combat-related PTSD

Scientists use AHDS patients’ cells to recreate disease and mimic blood-brain barrier

Scientists use AHDS patients’ cells to recreate disease and mimic blood-brain barrier

Researchers discover likely cause for visual impairment in Finnish variant of NCL

Researchers discover likely cause for visual impairment in Finnish variant of NCL

UB researchers explore potential side effects of stimulant drug on people without ADHD

UB researchers explore potential side effects of stimulant drug on people without ADHD