Study reveals the strength of the connection between the brain and internal organs is associated with how a person feels about their appearance. Weaker brain responses to the gut and heart were linked to greater levels of body shame and weight preoccupation.
Researchers have identified a direct cellular interaction between the nervous system and the immune system. Pain sensing neurons around the lymph nodes can modulate lymph node activity.
Researchers have identified a novel neural network in fruit flies that converts external stimuli of varying intensity into decisions about whether to act.
Glial cells not only control the speed of nerve conduction, but they also influence the precision of signal transduction.
Roughly 50% of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 experience neurological symptoms including headaches, dizziness, smell and taste disorders, and stroke, a new study reports. Coronavirus may affect the entire nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. Neurological symptoms of COVID-19 may appear before the fever and cough commonly associated with infection.
Study reports the mysterious symptoms suffered by diplomats in Havana during 2016 and 2017 may have been caused by emotional trauma and fear. The authors claim Havana Syndrome is akin to "shell shock" symptoms, associated with war trauma.
Rather than having an equal chance of survival, cell death appears to be controlled by a mechanism that filters our the less fit cells.
From researching the microbiome and immune system to nociception, scientists are looking beyond the nervous system to gain a better understanding of neurological and mental health disorders.