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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 overturns common belief about how proteins regulate formation of sensory interneurons

Study overturns common belief about how proteins regulate formation of sensory interneurons

Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system

Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system

Scientists discover markers for progressive multiple sclerosis

Scientists discover markers for progressive multiple sclerosis

Scientists genetically engineer mice that display behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder

Scientists genetically engineer mice that display behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder

Study: Genomic profiling could help identify effective treatments for pediatric gliomas

Study: Genomic profiling could help identify effective treatments for pediatric gliomas

Heidelberg researchers gain new insights into formation of blood vessels

Heidelberg researchers gain new insights into formation of blood vessels

Study highlights complexity of childhood cancer survivors’ medical needs

Study highlights complexity of childhood cancer survivors’ medical needs

BWH researchers identify new rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma

BWH researchers identify new rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma

Abnormalities in common brain chemical linked to sudden infant death syndrome

Abnormalities in common brain chemical linked to sudden infant death syndrome

FDA grants approval for new biosimilar to treat multiple types of cancer

FDA grants approval for new biosimilar to treat multiple types of cancer

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

Researchers find unique genetic mutation in 74-year-old man with Parkinson's disease

Researchers find unique genetic mutation in 74-year-old man with Parkinson's disease

Researchers identify connections between toxoplasmosis and several brain disorders

Researchers identify connections between toxoplasmosis and several brain disorders

NSF grant to support development of brain-machine interface to restore walking in people with paraplegia

NSF grant to support development of brain-machine interface to restore walking in people with paraplegia

Disrupting DNA loops could be potential strategy to reduce tumor proliferation

Disrupting DNA loops could be potential strategy to reduce tumor proliferation

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Researchers identify protein that offers likely target for treating high-risk pediatric cancers

Researchers identify protein that offers likely target for treating high-risk pediatric cancers

Regulatory T-cells can support fat depots in dealing with environmental challenges

Regulatory T-cells can support fat depots in dealing with environmental challenges

New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury

New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury

Scientists directly convert skin cells from healthy adults into motor neurons

Scientists directly convert skin cells from healthy adults into motor neurons