Death of Rita Levi-Montalcini

December 30, 2012
Rome, Italy

Nobel scientist dies in Rome
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FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Rita Levi-Montalcini, a biologist 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, died at her home in Rome on Sunday. She was 103 and had worked well into her final years.

Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno, announcing her death in a statement, called it a great loss "for all of humanity." He praised her as someone who represented "civic...

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