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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International experts are working to provide evidence-based guidelines for radiation therapy dosing for children

International experts are working to provide evidence-based guidelines for radiation therapy dosing for children

Girls more likely to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity than boys

Girls more likely to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity than boys

Oleoyl-LPE promotes neurite outgrowth and protects against neuronal cell death

Oleoyl-LPE promotes neurite outgrowth and protects against neuronal cell death

LLNL-developed thin-film electrodes generate never-before-seen recordings of brain activity

LLNL-developed thin-film electrodes generate never-before-seen recordings of brain activity

Rice University neurobiologist wins NIH grant to study enteric nervous system development

Rice University neurobiologist wins NIH grant to study enteric nervous system development

Researchers discover possible origin of neuroblastoma in the adrenal glands

Researchers discover possible origin of neuroblastoma in the adrenal glands

Global spread of COVID-19 has raised serious concern for patients with transthyretin amyloidosis

Global spread of COVID-19 has raised serious concern for patients with transthyretin amyloidosis

New method shows that tau forms small aggregates as part of the body's normal physiology

New method shows that tau forms small aggregates as part of the body's normal physiology

UIC researcher finds potential new way to treat chronic migraine

UIC researcher finds potential new way to treat chronic migraine

Using silicone and sugar to make the softest brain implants

Using silicone and sugar to make the softest brain implants

Certain immune cells can cause damage to the aging nervous system, study finds

Certain immune cells can cause damage to the aging nervous system, study finds

Tiny 3D brain models could accelerate drug research for multiple sclerosis

Tiny 3D brain models could accelerate drug research for multiple sclerosis

New model may explain the perplexing asymmetrical motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease

New model may explain the perplexing asymmetrical motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease

Mutation in a cancer-causing gene could exacerbate cerebral cavernous malformations in the brain

Mutation in a cancer-causing gene could exacerbate cerebral cavernous malformations in the brain

Why do we lose our sense smell/taste with COVID?

Why do we lose our sense smell/taste with COVID?

Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke and pollution associated with child behavioral problems

Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke and pollution associated with child behavioral problems

Study sheds light on the ability of CBD to reduce pain

Study sheds light on the ability of CBD to reduce pain

COVID-19 survivors have increased risk of death for at least six months

COVID-19 survivors have increased risk of death for at least six months

Doctors scramble to understand long Covid, but causes and prognosis are elusive

Doctors scramble to understand long Covid, but causes and prognosis are elusive

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality