Premi Nobel Italiani - Rita Levi-Montalcini: A Life For Science
|Starts:||19:00 25 Sep 2008|
|Ends:||19:00 25 Sep 2008|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
This seminar is the first of a series of events dedicated to the great Italians who won the Nobel Prize in the field of science, medicine, literature, arts and peace. Giorgio Terenghi, Prof. of Tissue Engineering at the School of Medicine – The University of Manchester, will introduce us to the life and work of Rita Levi-Montalcini, born 1909 and currently still living. “Neurophysiologist Rita Levi-Montalcini shared the 1986 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with biochemist Stanley Cohen for their discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein that causes developing cells to grow by stimulating surrounding nerve tissue. Their research, conducted in the 1950s, while members of the faculty of Washington University, is of fundamental importance to the understanding of cell and organ growth and plays a significant role in understanding cancers and diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's”. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception and refreshments.
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