News tagged with central nervous system
Johns Hopkins scientists say they have evidence from animal studies that a type of central nervous system cell other than motor neurons plays a fundamental role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a ...
Neuroscience Mar 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins, may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system, according ...
Medical research Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Researchers have overcome a major challenge to treating brain diseases by engineering an experimental molecular therapy that crosses the blood-brain barrier to reverse neurological lysosomal storage disease in mice.
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study out today in the journal Science turns two decades of understanding about how brain cells communicate on its head. The study demonstrates that the tripartite synapse – a model long accepted by the ...
Neuroscience Jan 10, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (14) | 11 |
(Medical Xpress)—Hot flushes are not "in the head," but new research suggests they may start there. A UA research team has identified a region in the brain that may trigger the uncomfortable surges of heat ...
Medical research Dec 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
High-resolution real-time images show in mice how nerves may be damaged during the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis. The results suggest that the critical step happens when fibrinogen, a blood-clotting ...
Medical research Nov 27, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—In a new study appearing this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide. This d ...
Neuroscience Nov 01, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the US and Japan have shown that an aggressive type of brain tumor can arise from normal cells in the central nervous system such as neurons. The cells revert to an earlier, ...
Cancer Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—A new pill can help prevent relapse in some people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research indicates.
Neuroscience Sep 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A team of scientists, including faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), have discovered a gene that influences survival time in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). ...
Genetics Aug 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In a paper published in the July 11 online issue of Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified two key regulatory proteins critic ...
Neuroscience Jul 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A protein required to regrow injured peripheral nerves has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Neuroscience Jun 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A protein produced by the central nervous systems support cells seems to play two opposing roles in protecting nerve cells from damage, an animal study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests: Decreasing ...
Neuroscience May 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Among the many hurdles to be cleared before human embryonic stem cells can achieve their therapeutic potential is determining whether or not transplanted cells can functionally integrate into target organs or tissues.
Neuroscience Nov 21, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 0 |
A groundbreaking study in the journal Nature Medicine suggests what could become the first effective treatment for a debilitating and fatal disease of the central nervous system called SCA1.
Medical research Oct 16, 2011 | 5 / 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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