MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve.
The disease attacks and destroys myelin – the protective fatty insulation around the nerve fibres of the brain and spinal cord – interrupting signals between the brain and the body.
While there has been dramatic and life-changing progress in the understanding and treatment of relapsing remitting MS, the discoveries that will lead to treatment for progressive MS have remained stubbornly elusive.
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