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levi-montalcini, rita

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  (lē'vē-mŏn'tl-chē'nē, lě'vē-mōn'täl-)   
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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Levi-Montalcini, Rita

neurologist who, with biochemist Stanley Cohen, shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her discovery of a bodily substance that stimulates and influences the growth of nerve cells. She held dual citizenship in Italy and the United States.

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