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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.
Butler Hospital receives COBRE grant to enhance research on neuropsychiatric illnesses

Butler Hospital receives COBRE grant to enhance research on neuropsychiatric illnesses

Scientists grow most sophisticated brain organoid to date

Scientists grow most sophisticated brain organoid to date

Study identifies gene variant associated with accelerated cellular aging

Study identifies gene variant associated with accelerated cellular aging

Royal Holloway professors to lead new to research into curing Neurofibromatosis type 1

Royal Holloway professors to lead new to research into curing Neurofibromatosis type 1

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Miniature brains that can move muscles, grown in the lab

Miniature brains that can move muscles, grown in the lab

New case study describes adolescent patient with rapid-onset schizophrenia and Bartonella infection

New case study describes adolescent patient with rapid-onset schizophrenia and Bartonella infection

Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

Fingermark imaging for identification of drugs

Fingermark imaging for identification of drugs

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time

Antibody-drug conjugate effectively targets surface protein in childhood neuroblastomas

Antibody-drug conjugate effectively targets surface protein in childhood neuroblastomas

Brain pathway supporting intersection of taste and pain identified

Brain pathway supporting intersection of taste and pain identified

Creating increasingly complex brain organoids

Creating increasingly complex brain organoids

Research team identifies potential target protein aggregates for treating Alzheimer's disease

Research team identifies potential target protein aggregates for treating Alzheimer's disease

Good dietary practices in early adulthood can help preserve brain health in midlife

Good dietary practices in early adulthood can help preserve brain health in midlife

Study unravels microscopic mysteries in the brains of C. elegans

Study unravels microscopic mysteries in the brains of C. elegans

Stressed IBS sufferers exhibit a distinctive microbial signature in the gut

Stressed IBS sufferers exhibit a distinctive microbial signature in the gut

Study on REM sleep disorder patients provides key predictors of Parkinson's disease

Study on REM sleep disorder patients provides key predictors of Parkinson's disease

Radiation after surgery in children with ependymoma nearly triples survival rate

Radiation after surgery in children with ependymoma nearly triples survival rate

Mid-Atlantic researchers receive grant to test VibeForward device for Parkinson's patients

Mid-Atlantic researchers receive grant to test VibeForward device for Parkinson's patients