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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Breathing coordinates neuronal activity in the brain regions during sleep

Breathing coordinates neuronal activity in the brain regions during sleep

Neurological complications of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Neurological complications of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

The long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

The long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

Novel experimental drug designed to silence FUS gene may help treat ALS

Novel experimental drug designed to silence FUS gene may help treat ALS

Short- and long-term systemic responses in the golden hamster following SARS-CoV-2 or influenza A virus infection

Short- and long-term systemic responses in the golden hamster following SARS-CoV-2 or influenza A virus infection

Human endogenous retrovirus type W envelope protein found to be a biomarker of COVID-19 severity

Human endogenous retrovirus type W envelope protein found to be a biomarker of COVID-19 severity

Africa’s shortfall in neurologists needs to be addressed to help people with brain disorders

Africa’s shortfall in neurologists needs to be addressed to help people with brain disorders

Study highlights the neurologic manifestations linked with COVID-19 in hospitalized children

Study highlights the neurologic manifestations linked with COVID-19 in hospitalized children

Experts highlight the neurological effects of SARS-CoV-2 and the need for rigorous research

Experts highlight the neurological effects of SARS-CoV-2 and the need for rigorous research

Study reveals the limitations of manipulating emotional responses to counter distressing moments

Study reveals the limitations of manipulating emotional responses to counter distressing moments

Positive childhood environments may help buffer the physiological effects of adversity and trauma

Positive childhood environments may help buffer the physiological effects of adversity and trauma

Scientists reveal toxic astrocyte changes in ALS

Scientists reveal toxic astrocyte changes in ALS

New MRI technique could pave the way to quicker assessment of multiple sclerosis

New MRI technique could pave the way to quicker assessment of multiple sclerosis

NIH launches first phase of the Neuromod Prize to develop new neuromodulation therapies

NIH launches first phase of the Neuromod Prize to develop new neuromodulation therapies

New findings support the routine use of remdesivir in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

New findings support the routine use of remdesivir in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

The brain selectively responds to unfamiliar voices during sleep

The brain selectively responds to unfamiliar voices during sleep

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 prompts NLRP3 inflammasome activation through spike-ACE2 receptor interaction

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 prompts NLRP3 inflammasome activation through spike-ACE2 receptor interaction

Exploring the systemic infection of SARS-CoV-2 in a wild leopard in India

Exploring the systemic infection of SARS-CoV-2 in a wild leopard in India

Even mild SARS-CoV-2 respiratory-only infection can cause long-term neurologic damage

Even mild SARS-CoV-2 respiratory-only infection can cause long-term neurologic damage

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus