Levi-Montalcini

[lee-vee-mon-tl-chee-nee, ley-; Italian le-vee-mawn-tahl-chee-nee]
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Levi-Montalcini

[lēvē-mŏn′tl-chēnē, lĕvē-môn′täl-]Rita Born 1909
  1. Italian-American developmental biologist. She shared a 1986 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the nerve growth factor.
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Levi-Montalcini

[lēvē-mŏn′tl-chēnē, lĕvē-mōn′täl-]Rita Born 1909
  1. Italian-born American developmental biologist who discovered the nerve growth factor (NGF), a bodily substance that stimulates the growth of nerve cells. For this work she shared with American biochemist Stanley Cohen the 1986 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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