Sunday, December 30, 2012

Giant of Science Dies in Rome at Age 103

Nobel Prize Winning Biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini Defied Fascists, 

Was Senator for Life in Italy; Her Cellular Research Lives On

Lady of the Cells: Rita Levi-Montalcini

The scientific world has lost an amazing woman--an Italian Jew who conducted underground research in defiance of the Fascists during the Second World War. A Nobel Laureate known in Italy as the "Lady of the Cells," Rita Levi-Montalcini worked well into her final years. Read more