Nobel Prize for medicine won by the father of the test tube baby

October 4, 2010

(ChattaBox Health News) The Nobel prize committee has just awarded the father of the “tube baby”, Robert G. Edwards, a Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday.

The contributions of  Cambridge physiologist Prof Robert G. Edwards are of a major importance in regards to the evolution of modern medicine, stated the committee.

The committee mentioned that infertility has a rate of 10% worldwide and that “As early as the 1950s, Edwards had the vision that IVF could be useful as a treatment for infertility”

While lauding his work, the committee said that the work the professor has dedicated his efforts for, has helped around 4 million babies to be born.

The total value of the prize the professor has been awarded is stacked around $1.5 million.

Robert G. Edwards was born in 1925 in Manchester, England, is still currently working at the Cambridge University.

With the announcement of similar awards going out for literature, chemistry, physics and also peace, in the next 4 days it should prove to be full of surprises.

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