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Rita Levi-Montalcini

Data de nascimento: 22. Abril 1909
Data de falecimento: 30. Dezembro 2012

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Rita Levi-Montalcini foi uma médica neurologista italiana.

Foi agraciada com o Prêmio Nobel de Fisiologia ou Medicina de 1986 pela descoberta de uma substância do corpo que estimula e influencia o crescimento de células nervosas, possibilitando ampliar os conhecimentos sobre o mal de Alzheimer e a doença de Huntington. Desde 24 de junho de 1974 era membro da Pontifícia Academia das Ciências.

Citações Rita Levi-Montalcini

„The allegations against Fidia cannot be true. The process for awarding Nobel prizes is so complex that it cannot be corrupted.“

—  Rita Levi-Montalcini
Rebutting allegations that the pharmaceutical company Fidia had paid for her to get her Nobel prize. Quoted in Obituary in The Guardian

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„She had this feeling for what was happening biologically. She was an intuitive observer, and she saw that something was making these nerve connections grow and was determined to find out what it was.“

—  Rita Levi-Montalcini
Stanley Cohen, quoted in New York Times obituary http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/science/dr-rita-levi-montalcini-a-revolutionary-in-the-study-of-the-brain-dies-at-103.html?_r=0

„At 100, I have a mind that is superior — thanks to experience — than when I was 20.“

—  Rita Levi-Montalcini
Quoted in Associated Press obituary http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50324234/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UO09q6w1fTp

„After centuries of dormancy, young women can now look toward a future moulded by their own hands.“

—  Rita Levi-Montalcini
Quoted in Obituary in The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/30/rita-levi-montalcini

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