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Scientists in multiple sclerosis cure 'breakthrough'

30 December 2011 Last updated at 08:58 GMT

From new drug therapies for cancer to artificial corneas to a vaccine for malaria, 2011 has been a year of remarkable medical breakthroughs.

One of the most significant breakthroughs came from research scientists in Edinburgh and Cambridge who have discovered what they say could eventually be a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Graham Satchell reports.