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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.
New study explores how herpes simplex virus may change during familial transmission

New study explores how herpes simplex virus may change during familial transmission

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

New procedure expands options open for carrying out tests on human brain cells

New procedure expands options open for carrying out tests on human brain cells

Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms

Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms

Arsenic trioxide could be powerful therapy to extend lives of certain glioblastoma patients

Arsenic trioxide could be powerful therapy to extend lives of certain glioblastoma patients

Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world

Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world

New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome

New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system

New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system

Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

Researchers identify molecular clues to understand formation of CCMs

Researchers identify molecular clues to understand formation of CCMs

Brain’s motor signals sharpen sound perception, research suggests

Brain’s motor signals sharpen sound perception, research suggests

Researchers find surprising differences in first-ever whole-brain map of inhibitory neurons

Researchers find surprising differences in first-ever whole-brain map of inhibitory neurons

Study provides insight into how cells in the body adapt to nerve injury

Study provides insight into how cells in the body adapt to nerve injury

Gene therapy effectively stabilizes progression of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, trial reveals

Gene therapy effectively stabilizes progression of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, trial reveals

Women with high blood pressure in their 40s may more likely develop dementia later

Women with high blood pressure in their 40s may more likely develop dementia later

Scientists awarded $1.3 million grant to study relationship between traumatic brain injury and dementia

Scientists awarded $1.3 million grant to study relationship between traumatic brain injury and dementia