Multiple Sclerosis | Dr Virginie Lam

Can MS be slowed down or even reversed? In this episode, host Alex Foot is joined by Dr. Virginie Lam to discuss a revolutionary new treatment that aims to slow down or potentially stop the cycles of attack and remission in many MS cases.

What is multiple sclerosis (MS) and how does it effect the body? [00:46]
• What is relapse-remitting MS and what challenges does it present [02:57]
• How new myelin targeting treatments are offering new hope for MS treatment [08:56]
• What inspired Dr. Lam to research MS [15:05]

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Dr. Virginie Lam
NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University

Dr. Virginie Lam specialises in neuroscience and myelin repair strategies for Multiple Sclerosis. Her work focuses on lipid-based therapies and the utilisation of advanced MRI technology to track and potentially reverse MS progression.  

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Host and Content Creator: Alex Foot
Producer and recordist: Emilia Jolakoska
Social Media: Celeste Fourie
Executive Producers: Matthew Sykes and Anita Shore

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