biographical name Rita 1909- American (Italian-born) neurologist

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  • Levi-Montalcini — Rita …   Scientists

  • Levi-Montalcini — Levi Montalcini, Rita …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Levi-Montalcini —   [ lɛːvi tʃiːni], Rita, italienisch amerikanische Neurobiologin, * Turin 22. 4. 1909; arbeitete ab 1947 an der Washington University in Saint Louis (Missouri) und übernahm 1969 die Leitung des Instituts für Zellbiologie in Rom. Für ihre… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Levi-Montalcini — Le•vi Mon•tal•ci•ni [[t]ˈlɛv iˌmɒn tælˈtʃi ni, ˈleɪ vi [/t]] n. big Rita, born 1909, Italian neurophysiologist: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1986 …   From formal English to slang

  • LEVI-MONTALCINI, RITA — (1911– ), neurobiologist, Nobel Prize winner. Levi Montalcini was born in Italy and grew up in Turin. She earned her degree in medicine at the University of Turin where she was employed until 1939 when she was barred by the Fascists from… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Levi-Montalcini , Rita — (1909–) Italian cell biologist Levi Montalcini was educated at the university in her native city of Turin, graduating from medical school just before the outbreak of World War II. Being of Italian Jewish descent, she found that posts in Italy s… …   Scientists

  • Levi-Montalcini, Rita — ▪ Italian American neurologist born April 22, 1909, Turin, Italy       neurologist who, with biochemist Stanley Cohen (Cohen, Stanley), shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her discovery of a bodily substance that… …   Universalium

  • Levi-Montalcini, Rita — (1909– ). An eminent neurobiologist, Rita Levi Montalcini won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1986 for her groundbreaking work on nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein that governs the development and differentiation of nerve cells. The Nobel… …   Historical Dictionary of modern Italy

  • Levi-Montalcini,Rita — Le·vi Mon·tal·ci·ni (lēʹvē mŏn tl chēʹnē, lĕʹvē mōn täl ), Rita. Born 1909. Italian born developmental biologist. She shared a 1986 Nobel Prize for the discovery of nerve growth factor. * * * …   Universalium

  • Levi-Montalcini, Rita — ► (n. 1909) Bióloga italiana. Fue premio Nobel de Medicina y Fisiología en 1986, compartido con S. Cohen, por sus investigaciones sobre los factores de crecimiento celular …   Enciclopedia Universal

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