Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rita Levi Montalcini dies at 103

"I'm not afraid of death." 
"The most important thing is the message you leave. This is immortality."
(Rita Levi Montalcini)

Rita Levi Montalcini, an Italian neurologist who received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF), a Senator for Life in the Italian Senate, died today in Rome. She was 103.

Today we lost not only one of the greatest minds of our time, but a woman of extraordinary courage, kindness and humanity. 

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