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.
A research group has isolated monoclonal antibodies that, in laboratory and animal studies, prohibited infection by alphaviruses.
Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published the first of its kind research in the field of addiction genetics employing a multi-omics method to offer a huge list of causal candidate genes linked with alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Zebrafish- small, fast-growing creatures who share many of the same genes as humans- are instrumental to many biologists, who find them uniquely well suited for studying a wide range of questions, from how organisms develop to how the nervous system drives behavior.
Scientists have found that the brain lacks the ability to maintain the cholesterol-rich myelin sheath that insulates neurons when a protein is absent.
Scientists have found that when brain cells develop, they may find various ways to link with each other based on sex.
A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that gene therapy delivered into the brain may be safe and effective in treating aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency.
Newly devised gene therapy can help children born with AADC, a rare genetic disorder that causes developmental and physical disabilities.
For the first time, scientists have linked distinct patterns of genetic mutations with OCD in humans using genome-wide analysis.
A new study coordinated by the University of Trento could have identified the cell of origin of medulloblastoma—a malignant tumor in children that affects the central nervous system. In this study, scientists have used organoids to replicate the tumor tissue, for the first time.
Albumin activates a proton channel which allows sperm to penetrate and fertilize an egg and white blood cells to secrete large amounts of inflammatory mediators.
Researchers have now used fluorescence images from live cells to train an artificial neural network to reliably detect cells that are infected by herpes viruses.
Patients suffering from brain damage largely depend on rehabilitation therapy for recovery, because no other effective treatment options are available.
For many years, researchers, adventure-seekers, and aeronautical designers have attempted to simulate the characteristics that enable birds to fly, particularly balance and wing structure.
A class of drug called monoamine oxidase inhibitors is commonly prescribed to treat depression; the medications work by boosting levels of serotonin, the brain's "happiness hormone."
New research works indicate that new brain cells are continuously formed in response to physical exercise, injury, and mental stimulation.
The human skin is essentially an organ, a fact that that is easy to forget. It is also the largest organ and is continuously exposed, charged with keeping the human inner biology safe from the threats of the outside world.
The pivotal role played by the APP protein in Alzheimer’s disease is well known.
Researchers used metagenomic sequencing to identify variations in virus and bacterial populations that occur following spinal cord injury in mice.
It's been hailed as a wonder drug and it's certainly creating wonder profits. By some estimates, the Cannabidiol (or CBD) market could be worth $20 billion dollars by 2024. While users tout its effectiveness in pain relief, up until now there's been limited experimental human research on the actual effectiveness of the drug
A research team has revealed that neural stem cells (NSCs)—that is, the stem cells of the nervous system—age quickly.