TEST TUBE BABIES

  • British 'test tube baby' pioneer Robert Edwards dies at 87 April 11, 2013

    London: Robert Edwards, the scientist known as the father of IVF for pioneering the development of "test tube babies" for couples unable to conceive naturally, died on Wednesday aged 87. The Briton, who won the Nobel medicine prize for his achievement in 2010, started developing invitro fertilization (IVF) in 1955 ...
  • Bangalore: Rising trend of test tube babies July 16, 2012

    Bangalore: Since the birth of the first test tube baby 34 years ago in the United Kingdom, the world has seen five million new births, according to a new study that says In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a boon for infertile couples. Bangalore too is adding to it with many...
  • IVF: Did India miss a medicine Nobel? October 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Robert Edwards of Britain won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for the development of invitro fertilization, a groundbreaking process that has helped many couples over the last two decades have children. While Edwards was working towards his dream creating the worlds first in vitro fertilized or test...
  • Test tube baby pioneer wins Nobel medicine prize October 4, 2010

    Stockholm: Robert Edwards of Britain has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for the development of invitro fertilization, a breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples to have children. Edwards and Patrick Steptoe, who died in 1988, developed the IVF technique, in which egg cells are fertilised outside the...
  • It's a tough life for India's first test tube baby April 17, 2008

    Mumbai: Life has not been kind to Indias first test tube baby. The girl, who is now 22 years old, has nowhere to live, and may also have to give up her education. For 80s India, it was a brave new experiment. But this unique distinction is of no use to...
  • First testtube baby becomes mom January 13, 2007

    New Delhi: Life seems to have come a full circle for the world's first test tube baby, Louise Brown. Twentyeightyearold Louise has given birth to a child of her own a boy. Louise, who works as an administrative assistant, and her husband thirtysevenyearold Wesley Mullinder, were ecstatic at the...