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Picasso helps fund medical research

Those of you who doubt that art and science can coexist in harmony should think again.

According to this Nature News blog, an anonymous donor has decided to donate a priceless Picasso painting (just kidding – the painting went for £13,500,000) to the University of Sydney, which will use the proceeds to fund medical research:

It is not clear why the donor picked the University of Sydney as the beneficiary for the Picasso, or why diabetes, obesity and heart research was chosen to benefit. In a statement, the university’s vice chancellor Michael Spence said the proceeds “will create multiple endowed chairs across several disciplines within a new multidisciplinary University centre dedicated to research into obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”

Mysterious, but no one seems to be complaining.

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