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2013-05-09 23:02:03

Couple welcomes twins born as a result of IVF treatment donated by Sher Fertility Institute. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Mark and Ana Nicolas, who conceived last June through donated In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment, delivered boy/girl twins on April 29, 2013. The boy, who they named Max, weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and the girl, named Hope, weighed in at 5 lbs. 1 oz. Ana and Mark were the winners of a drawing for IVF treatment held at an infertility education seminar hosted by Sher...

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...

2010-12-13 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,...

2010-10-05 10:26:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elsevier congratulates Cambridge scientist and Editor Emeritus of Reproductive BioMedicine Online (RBMOnline), Robert G. Edwards, who has been awarded with the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the development of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), a breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples worldwide to have children. Professor Edwards, 85, started working on IVF, a procedure in which egg cells are fertilised outside...

2010-10-05 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Fertility Association (The AFA), a national non-profit organization, commends Nobel Committee members for awarding Dr. Robert G. Edwards the Nobel Prize in medicine. This highest honor was given to Dr. Edwards for his contributions to developing in vitro fertilization (IVF), a method that involves combining an egg with a sperm in a laboratory dish. The development of IVF greatly increased the chances for infertile patients to conceive a child....