Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909–2012)

@article{Sandrone2013RitaL,
  title={Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909–2012)},
  author={Stefano Sandrone},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={260},
  pages={940-941}
}
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909–2012) was born in Turin, Italy on 22 April, 1909, son of Adamo Levi, an electrical engineer and mathematician, and Adele Montalcini, a painter. Apart from her twin sister Paola, this well-to-do Jewish family included also Gino, 7 years older, and Anna (Nina), 9 years older. All family decisions were taken by Rita’s father, who, despite his great respect for women, strongly believed that a professional career interfered with the female duty and destiny of becoming wife… Expand

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Rita Levi-Montalcini, who was awarded the Nobel Prize (1986) for the discovery of Nerve Growth Factor, was stimulated and assisted in her work by Giuseppe Levi during the difficult years of World War II. Expand
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The nerve growth factor is a signaling protein, discovered by Rita Levi-Montalcini in the early 1950's for its effect on growth and differentiation of specific populations of neurons of the peripheral nervous system, and recent studies showed the potential therapeutic properties of NGF. Expand
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Rita Levi-Montalcini, Nobel Prize laureate and discoverer of the first neural growth factor, turned 100 years old on Wednesday 22 April 2009. Expand
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Alison Abbott meets the first Nobel prizewinner set to reach her hundredth birthday, Rita Levi-Montalcini, who is a scientist like no other. Expand
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