Portugal has debuted a new cancer and neuroscience research center in Lisbon, reports the Associated Press. The facility was built by the Champalimaud Foundation, which began work four years ago. Portuguese businessman Antonio Champalimaud gave the foundation $688 million to complete the work and make the facility one of the best in the world, AP says. The foundation is now looking to recruit researchers from all over the world to work in the new center.

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