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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NYU Oral Cancer Center receives $3.1 million grant to explore the interplay between nerves and cancer

NYU Oral Cancer Center receives $3.1 million grant to explore the interplay between nerves and cancer

Study demonstrates intricate relationship between Prpf19 and Exoc7 in inherited ataxias

Study demonstrates intricate relationship between Prpf19 and Exoc7 in inherited ataxias

Newly identified genes increase risk of obesity and also protect against this disease

Newly identified genes increase risk of obesity and also protect against this disease

FDA approves Nulibry to reduce risk of death caused by rare genetic, metabolic disorder

FDA approves Nulibry to reduce risk of death caused by rare genetic, metabolic disorder

Specific preparatory neural mechanism can lead to improved motor performance

Specific preparatory neural mechanism can lead to improved motor performance

Well-known spasmolytic drug can suppress inflammatory response in astrocytes

Well-known spasmolytic drug can suppress inflammatory response in astrocytes

Researchers probe deeper into the neuronal mechanisms underlying olfactory dysfunction in Alzheimer’s

Researchers probe deeper into the neuronal mechanisms underlying olfactory dysfunction in Alzheimer’s

Neuroinvasiveness of SARS-CoV-2 shown by viral RNA and inflammation in the brain

Neuroinvasiveness of SARS-CoV-2 shown by viral RNA and inflammation in the brain

Study lays the groundwork for developing novel strategies to treat neurological diseases

Study lays the groundwork for developing novel strategies to treat neurological diseases

Risk models for West Nile Fever may predict areas of future outbreaks a year in advance

Risk models for West Nile Fever may predict areas of future outbreaks a year in advance

Researchers use powerful X-rays to analyze brain tissues of schizophrenia patients

Researchers use powerful X-rays to analyze brain tissues of schizophrenia patients

New platform can help treat neurodegenerative diseases through regenerative medicine

New platform can help treat neurodegenerative diseases through regenerative medicine

Study reveals new routes to potential treatments for chronic inflammatory conditions

Study reveals new routes to potential treatments for chronic inflammatory conditions

Study maps SARS-CoV-2 infected brains

Study maps SARS-CoV-2 infected brains

Whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans reveals a different genetic risk landscape

Whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans reveals a different genetic risk landscape

Molecular modeling helps identify the binding site of antidepressantss

Molecular modeling helps identify the binding site of antidepressantss

UC San Diego researchers launch clinical trial to test gene therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

UC San Diego researchers launch clinical trial to test gene therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Study provides new insight into the effects of antidepressant drugs

Study provides new insight into the effects of antidepressant drugs

Cone snail venom could potentially treat severe forms of malaria

Cone snail venom could potentially treat severe forms of malaria

Blood-clotting protein linked with tumor pathogenesis of CNS B-cell lymphoma

Blood-clotting protein linked with tumor pathogenesis of CNS B-cell lymphoma