Viktor Hamburger and Rita Levi-Montalcini: the path to the discovery of nerve growth factor.

  title={Viktor Hamburger and Rita Levi-Montalcini: the path to the discovery of nerve growth factor.},
  author={W. Cowan},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
  • W. Cowan
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of neuroscience
  • The announcement in October 1986 that the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was to be awarded to Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen for the discoveries of NGF and EGF, respectively, caused many to wonder why Viktor Hamburger (in whose laboratory the initial work was done) had not been included in the award. Now that the dust has settled, the time seems opportune to reconsider the antecedent studies on the relation of the developing nervous system to the peripheral structures it… CONTINUE READING
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