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R&D Systems offers an array of tools to study many aspects of nervous system function ranging from developmental processes such as axon guidance and pattern formation to mechanisms underlying the aging process and neurodegenerative disease.

The human brain contains approximately 100 billion neurons, while the glial cells may approach 10 times that number. Each neuron might have many thousands of input synaptic connections, each transmitting excitatory or inhibitory signals from the pre-synaptic cell. It is the complex integration of these signals that controls all of the body's functions including learning and memory, motor and sensory functions, and emotions. Understanding nervous system development, homeostasis, and what causes nervous system dysfunction are some of the fundamental questions being addressed by neuroscientists today. Please click the links below to find products associated with your area of interest.