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Rita Levi-Montalcini
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Rita Levi-Montalcini
Born 22 April 1909
Died 30 December 2012 (aged 103)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Alma mater Turin Medical School, University of Turin
Known for Nerve growth factor
Awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1986)
National Medal of Science (1987)
Scientific career
Fields Neurology
Institutions Washington University in St. Louis

Rita Levi-Montalcini (22 April 1909 - 30 December 2012) was an Italian neurologist.

She won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF). She shared the Nobel prize with Stanley Cohen with whom she made the discovery.

She was the first Nobel Prize winner to have reached 100 years of age.


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