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

Robert Edwards, the scientist known as the father of in-vitro fertilization, died at the age of 87 on Wednesday.

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.

2010-12-13 13:16:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few people alive today can recount the extraordinary struggles that Drs.

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.

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.

2010-07-26 12:08:35

Thirty-two years ago today, the world's first baby was born after in vitro fertilisation.

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.

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.

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