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What is MS – MS in a minute

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the result of damage to myelin – a protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system. When myelin is damaged this interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body.

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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What is MS – MS in a minute