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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.
Lyme vaccine on the horizon, says new study

Lyme vaccine on the horizon, says new study

Rice system helps bioscientists learn how ectoderm cells begin to differentiate

Rice system helps bioscientists learn how ectoderm cells begin to differentiate

Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma

Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma

New paper defines strategy for developing effective vaccines for Lyme disease

New paper defines strategy for developing effective vaccines for Lyme disease

Concussed athlete's brain may not fully recover even one year after return to play

Concussed athlete's brain may not fully recover even one year after return to play

Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction

Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes

Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes

Australian researchers discover link between itchy skin and gut pain

Australian researchers discover link between itchy skin and gut pain

Good news for IBS sufferers as researchers identify “gut itch”

Good news for IBS sufferers as researchers identify “gut itch”

Syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found to be greater than general population

Syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found to be greater than general population

Research reveals increased inflammatory activity in patients with frontotemporal dementia

Research reveals increased inflammatory activity in patients with frontotemporal dementia

CANDO drug discovery platform focuses on finding new medications for mental illnesses

CANDO drug discovery platform focuses on finding new medications for mental illnesses

Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes

Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes

Custom-made oligonucleotide therapy for girl with fatal Batten disease

Custom-made oligonucleotide therapy for girl with fatal Batten disease

Overdose prevention should also focus on alcohol use, study suggests

Overdose prevention should also focus on alcohol use, study suggests

Simple way to effectively transport medication into the brain identified

Simple way to effectively transport medication into the brain identified

Imaging tumor stiffness could aid delivery of treatment to most challenging cancers

Imaging tumor stiffness could aid delivery of treatment to most challenging cancers

Researchers shed light on abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment

Researchers shed light on abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment

Harvard University receives $20 million gift to establish new center for autism research

Harvard University receives $20 million gift to establish new center for autism research