News tagged with central nervous system
Scientists have identified an influential link in a chain of events that leads to autoimmune inflammation of the central nervous system in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Medical research May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Neurodegenerative and central nervous system (CNS) diseases represent a major public health issue affecting at least 20 million children and adults in the United States alone. Multiple drugs exist to treat and potentially ...
Neuroscience Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have exposed the possible function, in the healthy brain, of a mysterious molecule that has been strongly implicated in Parkinson's ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The central nervous system's mop-up crew, microglia, play an important role in protecting the brain against disease and injury. A research group at Lund University in Sweden has now developed a method that makes it possible ...
Medical research Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Stereotactic needle biopsies are an established standard procedure in the diagnostic identification of brain lymphomas and certain brain tumours (gliomas). Up until now the tissue samples removed had to be ...
Cancer Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Pain is not one-dimensional but a combination of inflammatory reactions as well as of processes in the central nervous system and memory cells. This is the result of a current study by pain researchers at ...
Medical research May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is notorious for hiding within certain types of cells, where it reproduces at a slowed rate and eventually gives rise to chronic inflammation, despite drug therapy. But researchers at Temple ...
HIV & AIDS May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
By monitoring the behavior of a class of cells in the brains of living mice, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins discovered that these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain, where they transform into ...
Neuroscience May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Blocking the expression of just one protein in the brain delays the onset of paralysis in mice with a form of multiple sclerosis, say researchers at the School of Medicine.
Medical research May 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) report that children with cerebral palsy who underwent Constraint Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy) saw a significant increase in grey matter ...
Neuroscience Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A potential new way to fight obesity-related illness has been uncovered, thanks to serendipitous research led by investigators at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Overweight and Obesity Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Using spinning disk microscopy on barely day-old zebra fish embryos, University of Oregon scientists have gained a new window on how synapse-building components move to worksites in the central nervous system.
Neuroscience Apr 18, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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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