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(lē′vē-mŏn′tl-chē′nē, lĕ′vē-môn′täl-), Rita Born 1909.
Italian-American developmental biologist. She shared a 1986 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the nerve growth factor.
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Born to a wealthy Jewish family in the northern town of Turin, Levi-Montalcini graduated in medicine.
5) Rita Levi-Montalcini, "The Nerve Growth Factor 35 Years Later,"
37] She directs the Rome laboratory where Aloe supervises seven young women, one of whom, Luisa Bracchi-Laudiero, told me that her grandmother, but not her mother, had always encouraged her interest in science, and proudly calls her "my little Levi-Montalcini.
38] And indeed, for Rita Levi-Montalcini, science is pure joy, as much at eighty-five as at twenty.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, In Praise of Imperfection: My Life and Work, translated by Luigi Attardi (New York: Basic Books, 1988), p.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, who later won the Nobel Prize for describing proteins that help nerve cells grow and stay healthy.
Collaborators Cohen, Levi-Montalcini win medical Nobel
this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen, the Karolinska Institute announced this week.
Levi-Montalcini began her research in her native Italy in the late 1930s.
Anabasis, founded in 1999 by a group of Italian scientists who were among the first to study the use of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) - research which won Rita Levi-Montalcini the Nobel Prize - has advanced an ophthalmic formulation of NGF to preclinical and clinical stages for various diseases affecting both the anterior part of the eye, such as neurotrophic keratitis (NK) and dry eye, as well as the posterior part of the eye such as retinitis pigmentosa and glaucoma.
of New York) finds that the talents and characters of such women as Curie, Joliet-Curie, Mead, McClintock, Goeppert-Meyer, Carson, Levi-Montalcini, Hodgkin, Yalow and Ajzenberg-Selove were important to their developing foundational and breakthrough scientific discoveries.