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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Kissing goodbye to MS

Dr Petratos and his colleagues at Central Clinical School

To launch the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign on May 1, MS research teams around Australia have been swapping their white lab coats for red ones and sharing their photos on Twitter.

A research team at the Central Clinical School has vowed to help 'kiss goodbye' to Multiple Sclerosis, donning bright red lab coats and brightening their work area with stick-on 'kisses' to mark MS Research Australia's inaugural Red Lab Coat Day.

The 'Kiss goodbye to MS' campaign aims to raise awareness and funds for Multiple Sclerosis research. The Monash CCS team - headed by Dr Steven Petratos - was one of twelve participating nationally.

Dr Petratos and his colleagues are researching stem cell therapies for brain disorders, including investigating the underlying pathology of progression in MS and probing a therapy that limits damage to nerve cells.

Their project was the only one in Australia to receive funding from the International Progressive MS Alliance in 2014.

#redlabcoatday on Twitter to get involved and see researchers getting behind the initiative from all around the world. Share to your networks to raise awareness and encourage donations towards MS research at www.kissgoodbyetoms.org.

With the current total sitting at $69,531 there is still time to donate and get involved!

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