Unfortunately for those of us in the real world, the healing powers of "episkey" only work within the magical realm of Harry Potter.

That is why author J.K. Rowling buried a time capsule on Monday in Edinburgh, Scotland to make the start of building work on a real world research clinic for patients with multiple sclerosis.

J.K., whose mother Anne died of multiple sclerosis at the age of 45 and whom the clinic is name after, recently made a £10 million donation to set up the clinic at the University of Edingburgh.