Nervous System

What is the 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.

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Drugs targeting T cells may be effective in treating cerebral malaria

Drugs targeting T cells may be effective in treating cerebral malaria

Researchers uncover genetic mechanisms that govern brain plasticity

Researchers uncover genetic mechanisms that govern brain plasticity

Scientists use toxin from rattlesnake venom for chronic pain

Scientists use toxin from rattlesnake venom for chronic pain

NUS researchers identify new protein to prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

NUS researchers identify new protein to prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospital patients

Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospital patients

Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants

Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants

Measles re-emerging globally

Measles re-emerging globally

New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Novel formulation allows use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to control neuropathic pain

Novel formulation allows use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to control neuropathic pain

Conspicuously large nerve cells have unique functions essential for survival

Conspicuously large nerve cells have unique functions essential for survival

New study describes inflammatory reaction in lab-developed human astrocytes

New study describes inflammatory reaction in lab-developed human astrocytes

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

Researchers investigate how early life trauma contributes to functional neurological disorder

Researchers investigate how early life trauma contributes to functional neurological disorder

A143T variant of the GLA gene likely to cause late-onset Fabry cardiomyopathy

A143T variant of the GLA gene likely to cause late-onset Fabry cardiomyopathy

Light-activated protein restores mitochondrion function in fruit fly model of Parkinson’s disease

Light-activated protein restores mitochondrion function in fruit fly model of Parkinson’s disease

EPA fails to follow landmark law to protect kids from toxic pesticides

EPA fails to follow landmark law to protect kids from toxic pesticides

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

New therapeutic compounds could fight against brain-eating amoebae

New therapeutic compounds could fight against brain-eating amoebae

Researchers identify control of a mitochondrial protective mechanism

Researchers identify control of a mitochondrial protective mechanism

New prophylactic and therapeutic avenues to fight against rabies

New prophylactic and therapeutic avenues to fight against rabies