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It is All about Networks: Attribute to the life of Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini

By on December 31, 2012 in Announcements, General with 4 Comments

It is all about networks (and inspiration…).

Attribution: Presidenza della Repubblica

Attribution: Presidenza della Repubblica

This is an attribute to the life of a courageous scientist-woman, Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, who died at the age of 103 at her home in Rome. Her eagerness to study and research defeated any artificial boundaries to learning: Fighting against masculine domination in science; and fighting  against the blind racist anti-Semite rules issued by Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime. They didn’t let her do research in a university because she was Jewish, so she set up a small laboratory in her home. Among other things, she discovered critical chemical tools that the body uses to direct cell growth and build nerve networks.

Her biography titled ‘In Praise of Imperfection’ is a lesson of persistence, intuition and inspiration.

An attribute to a Nobel Prize-winning neurologist.



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