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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.
FDA approves novel device to treat symptoms associated with advanced heart failure

FDA approves novel device to treat symptoms associated with advanced heart failure

New AAN guidelines includes recommendations for treatment of migraine in children, teens

New AAN guidelines includes recommendations for treatment of migraine in children, teens

UTEP professor receives $2.7 million NIH grant to study AIDS-associated fungal meningitis

UTEP professor receives $2.7 million NIH grant to study AIDS-associated fungal meningitis

Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and late life increases dementia risk

Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and late life increases dementia risk

Nanotechnology could boost stem cell transplantation research

Nanotechnology could boost stem cell transplantation research

Neuronal gene mutations may be linked to seizures associated with Long QT Syndrome

Neuronal gene mutations may be linked to seizures associated with Long QT Syndrome

Scientists point to enterovirus infection as cause for acute flaccid myelitis

Scientists point to enterovirus infection as cause for acute flaccid myelitis

Study provides evidence that enterovirus may be a factor in acute flaccid myelitis

Study provides evidence that enterovirus may be a factor in acute flaccid myelitis

Decoding abnormal touch sensitivity in autism spectrum disorders

Decoding abnormal touch sensitivity in autism spectrum disorders

Researchers identify direct toxic action of beta-amyloid in the brain

Researchers identify direct toxic action of beta-amyloid in the brain

Research offers new clues into why cognitive functions become impaired with age

Research offers new clues into why cognitive functions become impaired with age

People who have a parent, sibling, or child with blood cancer have higher risk of disease

People who have a parent, sibling, or child with blood cancer have higher risk of disease

Neuronal gene malfunction is behind seizures associated with long QT syndrome, study suggests

Neuronal gene malfunction is behind seizures associated with long QT syndrome, study suggests

An affordable solution to test new medications for tremor

An affordable solution to test new medications for tremor

Researchers investigate how deep space travel could affect the brain

Researchers investigate how deep space travel could affect the brain

Scientists identify group of proteins for repair of nerve fibers

Scientists identify group of proteins for repair of nerve fibers

Researchers open up possible avenue for new cancer treatments without side effects

Researchers open up possible avenue for new cancer treatments without side effects

Sheffield academic receives funding to protect brain cells affected by Parkinson's

Sheffield academic receives funding to protect brain cells affected by Parkinson's

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Prion disease in mice treated successfully with antisense oligonucleotides

Prion disease in mice treated successfully with antisense oligonucleotides