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Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science

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Rita Levi-Montalicini

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1986

An Italian neuroembryologist, Rita is known for her co-discovery in 1954 of nerve growth factor, a previously unknown protein that stimulates the growth of nerve cells and plays a role in degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease.

Photo source: National Library of Medicine

Next: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin


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