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60 Minutes Australia: Breakthrough (2016)

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Published on Apr 26, 2017

Medical researchers trying to solve the puzzle of disease are always reluctant to use the “C” word until completely sure they can prove the cure. But for sufferers of multiple sclerosis, a condition which has baffled doctors for generations, there has been some very encouraging and welcome news: a breakthrough treatment using stem cells, which is having truly remarkable results. MS patients, who could barely cope with the debilitating illness, are regaining their mobility and in some cases even their sight. But now the bad news: it’s almost impossible to get the treatment here and that has forced hundreds of frustrated Australians overseas in search of help.

Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Alice Dalley

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