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IFV Births  Reach Record Numbers
2014-02-18 04:09:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There were more test-tube babies born in the US in the year 2012 than ever before, and they represented the highest percentage of total infant births since the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology three decades ago, according to the annual report of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). The SART report, which was released on Monday, said that there were a record 61,740 American babies born through...

2014-02-05 23:29:24

IVFinMexico.com is an exclusive network of fertility clinics in Mexico that provides affordable IVF treatment plans, upholds strict criteria for egg and sperm donation, gestational carriers, and offers a trustworthy connection for intended parents. The company announced today that it has seen a 300 percent increase in patients traveling to Mexico since 2010 because of its ability to reach intended parents across a wide-ranging financial scale. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014...

Robert Edwards, Father Of IVF, Dies At 87
2013-04-10 19:47:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Robert Edwards, the scientist known as the father of in-vitro fertilization, died at the age of 87 on Wednesday. Edwards won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his achievement in pioneering the development of "test tube babies" for couples who were unable to conceive naturally. Under the IVF process, an egg is fertilized by sperm outside of the body in a test tube. Roberts, or "Bob" as he was known to his friends, began working...

2010-10-22 00:00:39

New Hope Fertility Center is celebrating the opening of its West Side office. The new location has been a longtime dream of New Hope director Dr. John Zhang, and the design and technology that it incorporates builds upon 20 years of Zhang's personal experiences visiting and studying leading IVF clinics around the globe. The newest addition to New Hope Fertility Center's New York City operation promises to be another big step forward for the clinic as well as the field of fertility treatment....

2010-10-04 19:38:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Geoffrey Sher of the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) applauded the selection of Britain's Robert Edwards, recipient of this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Edwards' work led to the first "test-tube" or IVF baby, Louise Brown, born in July 1978 in Britain. Since her birth, more than 3 million children have been conceived worldwide with the aid of in vitro fertilization. "For the Nobel Prize to go to the founder of IVF,...

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2010-10-04 12:35:00

Britain's Robert Edwards, the "father of the test tube baby," won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for his work on in-vitro fertilization. "His achievements have made it possible to treat infertility, a medical condition afflicting a large proportion of humanity including more than 10 percent of all couples worldwide," the Nobel Assembly at the Swedish Karolinska Institute said. Edwards won the prize for his work on in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which has helped millions of...

2008-08-23 18:00:30

By JANICE BARKER ONE YEAR ago today Mr. Patrick Steptoe, his partner Dr. Robert Edwards, and a crying newly-born baby had the eyes of the world focussed upon them. The birth of the world's first lest-tube baby, Louise Brown, dominated newspapers. TV and radio. Reporters and photographers from all over the world he seized Oldham and District General Hospital hoping for a glimnpse of the baby or John and Lesley Brown, her Bristol parents. But today, as (he year-old Louise, now a bonny...

2006-08-30 11:49:32

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Severely overweight women should be denied access to free fertility treatment in England and Wales and obese women must lose weight before being offered the chance to try IVF, experts said on Wednesday. They also said in a report that no woman over the age of 40 should be allowed to start National Health Service-funded fertility treatment, and that single women and same sex couples should be offered the same access as heterosexual couples. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.