Rowling backs MS unit

December 6, 2002

Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling is supporting a new multiple sclerosis research group at Aberdeen University, headed by leading experimental neuro-immunologist Chris Linington. Professor Linington, who comes to Aberdeen from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, has been appointed MS Society senior fellow through a substantial donation from Ms Rowling, patron of the MS Society for Scotland. Ms Rowling's mother died of complications from MS, aged 45. The incidence of MS in Scotland is the highest in the world.

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