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Rita Levi-Montalcini

1909 - 2012

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Rita Levi-Montalcini was a neurologist and one of Italy’s leading scientists who, together with biochemist Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF). Their discovery is of fundamental importance to the understanding of cell and organ growth and plays a significant role in understanding cancers and diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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