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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.
UAB study reveals detrimental role of neutrophils in multiple sclerosis

UAB study reveals detrimental role of neutrophils in multiple sclerosis

Researchers map full-body muscular activity of Hydra during movement

Researchers map full-body muscular activity of Hydra during movement

Johns Hopkins researchers develop method to map retinal cell development

Johns Hopkins researchers develop method to map retinal cell development

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

Inhibition of CRMP2 phosphorylation promotes axonal regeneration after optic nerve injury

Inhibition of CRMP2 phosphorylation promotes axonal regeneration after optic nerve injury

Scientists identify new therapeutic target for depression

Scientists identify new therapeutic target for depression

New opioid accelerates recovery and prevents relapse to chronic pain

New opioid accelerates recovery and prevents relapse to chronic pain

New study explores link between traffic-related air pollution and childhood anxiety

New study explores link between traffic-related air pollution and childhood anxiety

Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of heart disorders

Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of heart disorders

Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie's central basin pose toxic threat

Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie's central basin pose toxic threat

Vaccination helps protect the public from measles

Vaccination helps protect the public from measles

Experts share tips on how to stay out of harm's way in summer

Experts share tips on how to stay out of harm's way in summer

Combination of different treatments can have a positive effect for IBS sufferers

Combination of different treatments can have a positive effect for IBS sufferers

Fruit fly study shows role of unexplored neural circuit in modulating memory strength

Fruit fly study shows role of unexplored neural circuit in modulating memory strength

Disease transmissible from dogs to humans shows up in Iowa

Disease transmissible from dogs to humans shows up in Iowa

Consortium aims to study link between childhood blood sugar levels and mid-life brain health

Consortium aims to study link between childhood blood sugar levels and mid-life brain health

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to the drug's cholesterol lowering effects

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to the drug's cholesterol lowering effects

SLU researchers reveal how to turn off neuropathic pain in a laboratory setting

SLU researchers reveal how to turn off neuropathic pain in a laboratory setting

Neurons rely on their own electrical signals to keep track of normal functions

Neurons rely on their own electrical signals to keep track of normal functions

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves