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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...

2011-08-23 21:24:40

A fundamental new discovery about how nerve cells in the brain store and release tiny sacs filled with chemicals may radically alter the way scientists think about neurotransmission — the electrical signaling in the brain that enables everything from the way we move, to how we remember and sense the world. According to the scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) who conducted the research, the discovery doesn´t change the players involved so much as it...

2010-12-13 13:16:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few people alive today can recount the extraordinary struggles that Drs. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, the 2010 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine or Physiology, confronted when they defied much of the medical establishment to create in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the 1970s. Now, Dr. Joseph D. Schulman, the only American scientist who worked with Edwards and Steptoe in Britain on the development of IVF, has written a new book,...

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...

2010-07-26 12:08:35

Thirty-two years ago today, the world's first baby was born after in vitro fertilisation. However, the work that led to the birth of Louise Brown on 25 July 1978 had to be privately funded after the UK's Medical Research Council decided in 1971 against providing the Cambridge physiologist Robert Edwards and the Oldham gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe with long-term financial support. Today, an intriguing paper published in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1]...

2008-09-20 21:00:00

By Madeleine Brindley; Katie Bodinger THE DAD of a teenager who has had a life-saving kidney transplant after waiting two and a half years has spoken of his joy. Robert Edwards, 13, is recovering "remarkably well" after his operation last month, his dad Paul says. His story comes as Health Minister Edwina Hart said presumed consent, where everyone is considered as a potential organ donor, is still under "active consideration" for Wales. Robert is the face of the Donate Wales...

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...


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