Nobel scientist Levi-Montalcini dies in Rome, 103
Rome: Rome`s mayor says biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution, and went on to win a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries of the cell, has died at her home in the city. She was 103.
Italy`s so-called "Lady of the Cells," who died today, lived through anti-Semitic discrimination and Nazi invasion, becoming one of her country`s leading scientists and sharing the medicine prize for her groundbreaking research in the United States.
Her research increased the understanding of many conditions, including tumors, developmental malformations, and senile dementia.
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