This Day in Jewish History A Nobel-winning Italian Neurologist Is Born

Rita Levi-Montalcini, who died last year at 103, helped identify a protein that is responsible for the growth and maintenance of nerve cells.

April 22, 1909, is the birthdate of the late Italian neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who helped identify nerve growth factor, a protein responsible for the growth and maintenance of nerve cells. Levi-Montalcini was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for...