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Brain atrophy – MS in a minute

Brain atrophy is the shrinking of the brain, everyone’s brain starts to shrink by the time they are 30, it is a normal part of ageing but in MS this can be accelerated.

Brain atrophy is probably a good indicator of disease activity however, the MRI technology required to measure brain atrophy is not yet widely available in clinical practice.

Our MS in a Minute videos were created to provide fast and factual definitions of commonly used terms in MS.

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Dr Burke’s Australia Day Honour puts multiple sclerosis in the spotlight

MS Australia congratulates Dr Therese Burke who has been honoured for her significant service to medicine, particularly multiple sclerosis research, and to nursing, by being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s 2023 Australia Day Honours List.
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Cladribine restricts immune cells from entering the brain

As well as depleting immune cells, new research shows cladribine (Mavenclad) may impede their movement into brain tissue, preventing further damage by multiple sclerosis.

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Brain atrophy – MS in a minute