lunedì 4 ottobre 2010

Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 2010 goes to: Robert Edwards for the development of IVF

Con Louise Brown e il figlio di lei.

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Reuters) - British physiologist Robert Edwards, whose work led to the first "test-tube baby," won the 2010 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology, the prize-awarding institute said on Monday.

Sweden's Karolinska Institute lauded Edwards, 85, for bringing joy to infertile people all over the world.

Known as the father of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), Edwards picked up the prize of 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.5 million) for a "milestone in the development of modern medicine," the institute said.

As many as 4 million babies have been born since the first test-tube baby in 1978 as a result of the techniques Edwards developed, together with a now-deceased colleague, Patrick Steptoe, it said.

They soldiered on despite opposition from churches, governments and many in the media, as well as skepticism from scientific colleagues.

"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 institute said in a statement.

Per chi come me non ne fosse a conoscenza, la donna nella foto e' stato il primo essere umano nato da fecondazione in vitro.
francesco sirio

filippo ha detto...

"for bringing joy to infertile people all over the world...As many as 4 million babies born since the first test-tube baby in 1978"

Questa è la Medicina, il cui scopo è alleviare le sofferenze della gente.

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