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New hope in central nervous system injury

Winner of the Young Neurosurgeons Abstract Award, Abdullah H. Feroze, B.S., presented his abstract, entitled Neural Placode Tissue Derived from Myelomeningocele Repair Serves as a Viable Source of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor ...

May 11, 2015
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Odor receptors do much more than pick up scents

Smell is the only sensory system with a back up, which throughout most of adult life forms new sensory neurons that express specific odor receptors. Now Yale researchers led by Charles Greer and Diego Rodriguez-Gil ...

Apr 21, 2015
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Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition treatments.

Mar 30, 2015
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Central nervous system

The central nervous system (CNS) is the part of the nervous system that functions to coordinate the activity of all parts of the bodies of multicellular organisms. In vertebrates, the central nervous system is enclosed in the meninges. It contains the majority of the nervous system and consists of the brain and the spinal cord. Together with the peripheral nervous system it has a fundamental role in the control of behavior. The CNS is contained within the dorsal cavity, with the brain in the cranial cavity and the spinal cord in the spinal cavity. The brain is protected by the skull, while the spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae.

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