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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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(11.) Levi-Montalcini R, Skaper SD, Dal Toso R, et al.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, Nobel Winner, Dies at 103, N.Y.
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,"
To continue, the three investigators, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Victor Hamburger, and Stanley Cohen, used a little aggregate of neurons cultured from chick embryo as a bioassay to detect the unknown and elusive nerve-growth factor.
His Italy is the modern and progressive one of Filippo Buonarotti and Filippo Turati, of Alessandro Volta and Rita Levi-Montalcini. The reader might discern, however, some reluctance on Di Scala's part to heap too much blame on the Italian Socialist Party and, particularly, on Bettino Craxi for the catastrophic scandals of the early 1990s.
Neurotrophins are a group of four similar proteins, which are essential for survival and axonal outgrowth and development of sensory neurons, including capsaicin-sensitive fibers (Chun and Patterson 1977; Levi-Montalcini 1987; Lewin and Barde 1996; Shu and Mendell 1999a, 2001).
Rita Levi-Montalcini, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Medicine for discovering nerve-growth factor more than 50 years ago.
Rita Levi-Montalcini was born in 1909, and has just turned 90.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, who later won the Nobel Prize for describing proteins that help nerve cells grow and stay healthy.
The history of the nine women Laureates - Gerty Cori, Marie Curie, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Gertrude Elion, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Irene Joliot Curie, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Barbara McClintock, Rosalyn Yalow - and a few of their sisters whose genius was not recognized, including Mileva Einstein Maric, Lise Meitner and Rosalind Franklin - provides "a microcosm of the history of gender politics in science this century."
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Rita Levi-Montalcini, holder of dual U.S.