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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Researchers propose guidelines and methods for consistently generating high-quality brain organoids

Researchers propose guidelines and methods for consistently generating high-quality brain organoids

Cancer cells 'hijack' a process used by healthy cells to spread around the body, research finds

Cancer cells 'hijack' a process used by healthy cells to spread around the body, research finds

Mouse model reveals link between GABA receptors and sleepiness in people with myotonic dystrophy

Mouse model reveals link between GABA receptors and sleepiness in people with myotonic dystrophy

Study explores the role of air pollution on the trajectory of stroke

Study explores the role of air pollution on the trajectory of stroke

Bariatric surgery recipients may have an elevated risk of epilepsy, study finds

Bariatric surgery recipients may have an elevated risk of epilepsy, study finds

Study aims to understand how SARS-CoV-2 affects the brain long-term

Study aims to understand how SARS-CoV-2 affects the brain long-term

Researchers find new way to deliver a protein quickly, effectively and briefly to the brain

Researchers find new way to deliver a protein quickly, effectively and briefly to the brain

Giving immunotherapy before targeted therapy improves survival in patients with advanced melanoma

Giving immunotherapy before targeted therapy improves survival in patients with advanced melanoma

UW joins the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience to transform the fight against neurological diseases

UW joins the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience to transform the fight against neurological diseases

Designing a new treatment to treat migraine effectively

Designing a new treatment to treat migraine effectively

Blueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive decline

Blueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive decline

How smallpox and monkeypox viruses affect the nervous system

How smallpox and monkeypox viruses affect the nervous system

Monon Bioventures receives SBIR grant to develop glioblastoma therapeutic created at Purdue

Monon Bioventures receives SBIR grant to develop glioblastoma therapeutic created at Purdue

Keys to maintaining good brain health

Keys to maintaining good brain health

New genetically-targeted MND therapy could be a turning point for patient care

New genetically-targeted MND therapy could be a turning point for patient care

Mutation in newly discovered small protein linked to increase in Alzheimer's disease risk

Mutation in newly discovered small protein linked to increase in Alzheimer's disease risk

SARS-CoV-2 generates amyloid in cerebral spinal fluid

SARS-CoV-2 generates amyloid in cerebral spinal fluid

Research reveals the role of microglia-neuron connections during brain development

Research reveals the role of microglia-neuron connections during brain development

Sensory nerve cells in human skin play an important role in pigmentation

Sensory nerve cells in human skin play an important role in pigmentation

FDA-approved anti-sedative could alleviate common side effects of cancer treatments

FDA-approved anti-sedative could alleviate common side effects of cancer treatments