Posted: December 31, 2012 at 2:20 a.m.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, a biologist who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution and went on to win a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries of the cell, died at her home in Rome on Sunday. She was 103 and had worked well into her final years.
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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 8 on 12/31/2012