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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.
FAU researchers find possible cause of Parkinson’s disease in the patients’ immune system

FAU researchers find possible cause of Parkinson’s disease in the patients’ immune system

Scientists discover protein regulator of myelin production

Scientists discover protein regulator of myelin production

Researchers unravel how ALL invades the central nervous system

Researchers unravel how ALL invades the central nervous system

Researchers identify subtypes of retinal ganglion cells using single-cell RNA sequencing

Researchers identify subtypes of retinal ganglion cells using single-cell RNA sequencing

Woman's pregnancy history may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk

Woman's pregnancy history may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk

Practicing yoga benefits pregnant women, study suggests

Practicing yoga benefits pregnant women, study suggests

Advanced MRI technique predicts risk of disease progression in MS

Advanced MRI technique predicts risk of disease progression in MS

Study findings highlight importance of early detection of SMA through newborn screening

Study findings highlight importance of early detection of SMA through newborn screening

Researchers reduce size of tumors in mice by artificially activating the brain's reward system

Researchers reduce size of tumors in mice by artificially activating the brain's reward system

Study highlights potential of fetal gene therapy to prevent lethal neurodegenerative disease

Study highlights potential of fetal gene therapy to prevent lethal neurodegenerative disease

Charité's researchers integrate open-source platform into the 'Human Brain Project'

Charité's researchers integrate open-source platform into the 'Human Brain Project'

New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis

New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis

UW-Madison researchers develop new method to track Parkinson's damage in the heart

UW-Madison researchers develop new method to track Parkinson's damage in the heart

Neurogenesis underlies the brain's capacity for new memories

Neurogenesis underlies the brain's capacity for new memories

Immunotherapies may increase overall survival in patients with melanoma brain metastases

Immunotherapies may increase overall survival in patients with melanoma brain metastases

Certain blood thinners may increase risk of bleeding in CKD patients

Certain blood thinners may increase risk of bleeding in CKD patients

Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression after concussion

Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression after concussion

Scientists support viability of potential way to reduce Alzheimer's disease risk

Scientists support viability of potential way to reduce Alzheimer's disease risk

Study: Higher blood pressure in older people could lead to brain disease and Alzheimer's

Study: Higher blood pressure in older people could lead to brain disease and Alzheimer's

Soccer headers more likely to have balance problems

Soccer headers more likely to have balance problems