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 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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Study exposes human olfactory and brain cells as genuine viral targets of SARS-CoV-2

Study exposes human olfactory and brain cells as genuine viral targets of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers reveal new mechanism of pain control

Researchers reveal new mechanism of pain control

UB researchers uncover new functions in ataxin 3 gene that causes Machado-Joseph disease

UB researchers uncover new functions in ataxin 3 gene that causes Machado-Joseph disease

Widely used antibiotic shows promise for fighting against Zika infections

Widely used antibiotic shows promise for fighting against Zika infections

New link found between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2 gene

New link found between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2 gene

Molecular action of tarantula toxin may hold clues to better control of chronic pain

Molecular action of tarantula toxin may hold clues to better control of chronic pain

COVID-19 potentially has negative impacts on male fertility

COVID-19 potentially has negative impacts on male fertility

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Researchers receive $8.3 million NIH grant to illuminate the causes of spina bifida

Researchers receive $8.3 million NIH grant to illuminate the causes of spina bifida

Genetic modification in ‘coat’ of fatal brain virus may allow it to escape antibodies

Genetic modification in ‘coat’ of fatal brain virus may allow it to escape antibodies

Researchers identify CLCN6 as disease gene for severe lysosomal neurodegenerative disorder

Researchers identify CLCN6 as disease gene for severe lysosomal neurodegenerative disorder

Simple measurement could transform injury diagnosis and treatment

Simple measurement could transform injury diagnosis and treatment

Research on genetic heart disease uncovers new mechanism for heart failure

Research on genetic heart disease uncovers new mechanism for heart failure

Researchers explore potential role of oxytocin in modulating male sexual function

Researchers explore potential role of oxytocin in modulating male sexual function

Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

Study compares neural activity to understand language comprehension in adults

Study compares neural activity to understand language comprehension in adults

Certain regions in the retina are more affected by Alzheimer's disease, shows study

Certain regions in the retina are more affected by Alzheimer's disease, shows study

Hydrogen therapy may help severely ill COVID-19 patients

Hydrogen therapy may help severely ill COVID-19 patients

Study: Cannabidiol molecule contains more potent antioxidants

Study: Cannabidiol molecule contains more potent antioxidants

Aarhus University to open new engineering and neuroscience research center

Aarhus University to open new engineering and neuroscience research center