Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you as grateful as you deserve to be?

As a physician, I have helped to care for many patients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by serious illnesses and injuries. In the throes of such catastrophes, it can be difficult to find cause for anything ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA-approved drug shows promise against ALS in mice

The cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—a disabling neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and leads to weakened muscles and early death—is not fully understood, but accumulating ...

Medical research

A new targeted insomnia treatment

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, and is most commonly treated with hypnotics. However, hypnotics have motor and cognitive side effects. According to new findings from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, ...

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Spinal cord

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain. The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system. Enclosed within, and protected by, the bony vertebral column, the spinal cord functions primarily in the transmission of neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body, but also contains neural circuits that can independently control numerous reflexes and central pattern generators.

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