April 20, 2009

Brains before age

Rita Levi Montalcini, 1986 Nobel Prize winner in medicine will turn 100 on Wednesday. An Italian grand old lady who still is an active scientists and servers as a senator for life.

After having to leave university in 1930s due Benito Mussolini's fascist regime and anti-Jewish laws and set up an improvised laboratory in her bedroom at home to do research, she has one great advise to give:

"Above all, don't fear difficult moments," she said. "The best comes from them."

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