Rita Levi-Montalcini facts for kids
|Senator for life
|Born||22 April 1909
|Died||30 December 2012 (aged 103)
|Institutions||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Alma mater||Turin Medical School, University of Turin|
|Known for||Nerve growth factor|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1986)
National Medal of Science (1987)
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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