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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 shows how gene therapy may help protect against vision loss in multiple sclerosis

Study shows how gene therapy may help protect against vision loss in multiple sclerosis

Gut microbiome linked to behavioral problems in children

Gut microbiome linked to behavioral problems in children

Biophysicists shed light on the structure, functioning mechanism of CysLT receptors

Biophysicists shed light on the structure, functioning mechanism of CysLT receptors

Burnout linked to higher risk for abnormal heart rhythm

Burnout linked to higher risk for abnormal heart rhythm

Scientists discover powerful molecule that explains why people with anxiety use marijuana

Scientists discover powerful molecule that explains why people with anxiety use marijuana

New tool could speed up neuroscience research into pheromones

New tool could speed up neuroscience research into pheromones

Neuroimaging study reveals structural changes in the brain of migraine patients

Neuroimaging study reveals structural changes in the brain of migraine patients

Researchers use computer simulations to study how neuroreceptors respond to nicotine

Researchers use computer simulations to study how neuroreceptors respond to nicotine

Mice study offers new insight on irritable bowel syndrome

Mice study offers new insight on irritable bowel syndrome

A molecular switch for repairing damage in central nervous system disorders discovered

A molecular switch for repairing damage in central nervous system disorders discovered

Study: Understanding second-degree burns is key to treating these complications

Study: Understanding second-degree burns is key to treating these complications

Neurological treatments benefit many patients with persistent genital arousal disorder

Neurological treatments benefit many patients with persistent genital arousal disorder

Missing one night of sleep may increase Alzheimer's biomarker, study finds

Missing one night of sleep may increase Alzheimer's biomarker, study finds

Gut microbes may play a role in stroke recovery

Gut microbes may play a role in stroke recovery

Meta-analysis highlights predictors of chronic migraine

Meta-analysis highlights predictors of chronic migraine

Researchers develop free, online symptom self-management program for patients with MS

Researchers develop free, online symptom self-management program for patients with MS

UChicago expert sheds light on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

UChicago expert sheds light on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

FDA’s risk-management program to curb improper opioid prescribing may not have been effective

FDA’s risk-management program to curb improper opioid prescribing may not have been effective

Clinical trial tests experimental stem cell treatment against best available drugs for MS

Clinical trial tests experimental stem cell treatment against best available drugs for MS

Novel computer algorithm identifies promising new treatment for neuroblastoma

Novel computer algorithm identifies promising new treatment for neuroblastoma