Nervous System

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.
What is the Nervous System?

The nervous system is a complex network of neurons and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.

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3D imaging reveals degeneration of liver sympathetic nerves in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

3D imaging reveals degeneration of liver sympathetic nerves in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

New study disproves suspicion that dengue raises risk of zika-related microcephaly

New study disproves suspicion that dengue raises risk of zika-related microcephaly

Targeting Piezo1 protein may be a new and ideal strategy to cure multiple sclerosis

Targeting Piezo1 protein may be a new and ideal strategy to cure multiple sclerosis

'Background noise' in neurotransmission helps keep nerve connections young

'Background noise' in neurotransmission helps keep nerve connections young

How SARS-CoV-2 infects the brain

How SARS-CoV-2 infects the brain

Study finds sex differences in astrocyte-mediated synaptic connectivity during brain development

Study finds sex differences in astrocyte-mediated synaptic connectivity during brain development

New research may offer clues to why MS patients develop progressive disability

New research may offer clues to why MS patients develop progressive disability

Gene therapy delivered into the brain may be safe, effective in treating rare neurological disorder

Gene therapy delivered into the brain may be safe, effective in treating rare neurological disorder

UK study finds brain or nerve complications in 1 in 20 of children hospitalized with COVID-19

UK study finds brain or nerve complications in 1 in 20 of children hospitalized with COVID-19

Disruption in blood clotting and the first line immune system could contribute to psychosis

Disruption in blood clotting and the first line immune system could contribute to psychosis

First 3D simulation offers realistic insight into how rats obtain tactile information

First 3D simulation offers realistic insight into how rats obtain tactile information

About 4 in 100 COVID-19 hospitalized children may develop neurological complications, a study finds

About 4 in 100 COVID-19 hospitalized children may develop neurological complications, a study finds

Untargeted metabolomics profiling can improve diagnosis of metabolic disorders in newborns

Untargeted metabolomics profiling can improve diagnosis of metabolic disorders in newborns

Novel method of gene therapy promises to transform the treatment of rare genetic disorder

Novel method of gene therapy promises to transform the treatment of rare genetic disorder

Non-toxic derivative of tetanus neurotoxin may help treat depression, neurodegenerative diseases

Non-toxic derivative of tetanus neurotoxin may help treat depression, neurodegenerative diseases

Insight into the impact of physical activity on sleep

Insight into the impact of physical activity on sleep

Research can contribute to earlier diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy

Research can contribute to earlier diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy

New drug can significantly reduce flashbacks and nightmares in PTSD patients

New drug can significantly reduce flashbacks and nightmares in PTSD patients

Study identifies specialized immune cells that sculpt inhibitory neurons to regulate brain wiring

Study identifies specialized immune cells that sculpt inhibitory neurons to regulate brain wiring

Adults with ADHD at higher risk of many physical conditions, finds study

Adults with ADHD at higher risk of many physical conditions, finds study