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Charles ffrench-Constant: Regenerating the Human Body

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First broadcast:
Wednesday 14 September 2011

Scotland has the highest rate of Multiple Sclerosis in the world. This progressive neurological disease can lead to disability, balance problems and paralysis.

But Scotland also happens to be the centre of research into MS, much of it focussing on a new generation of drugs which could help the body heal itself.

Charles ffrench-Constant is the Professor of Multiple Sclerosis Research at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at The University of Edinburgh.

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