Italian neurologist Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine in 1986 died at her home in Rome. She was 103.
Rome’s mayor says biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, 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, has died at her home in the city.
Italy’s so-called “Lady of the Cells,” who died on Sunday, lived through anti-Semitic discrimination and Nazi invasion, becoming one of her country’s leading scientists and sharing the medicine prize for her groundbreaking research in the United States.
Her research increased the understanding of many conditions, including tumors, developmental malformations, and senile dementia.
A new earthquake jolts the Emilia region in northern Italy, killing at least 15 people.
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Giovanni Falcone was a leading Anti-Mafia Magistrate, whose work made serious breakthroughs into understanding how the Mafia is organised and works. He was instrumental in the famous maxi-trials which saw over 360 Mafia members convicted.
He was murdered by the mafia, along with his wife and security escort, using a huge explosive device planted beside the Palerma airport - Palermo motorway.
Erano le 17,56 minuti e 48 secondi del 23 maggio 1992, e sulla A29 che porta a Palermo, morivano Giovanni Falcone, la moglie Francesca Morvillo e gli agenti della scorta Rocco Dicillo, Antonio Montinaro e Vito Schifani.
Furono fatti saltare in aria con 500kg di tritolo piazzati su un tratto dello svincolo autostradale di Capaci.
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