Rita Levi-Montalcini 1986

Biology

Rita Levi-Montalcini 1986

Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition for their 1952 discovery of nerve growth factor.  In her autobiography, Levi-Montalicini called her three decades at Washington University "“the happiest and most productive years of my life.”

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