27 November 2016


Hello guys!!!

Today I want to speak about the 2010 physiology and medicine nobel prize.
I had chosen this category because to me it is the most interesting and beautiful topic, and also because this in particular it was very special for people and a very important advance in medicine.

I will speak about Robert Edwards. Born in 27 September 1925 and died on 10 April 2013, Robert was an English physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine, and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in particular. Who in 2010, was awarded the Nobel Prize for the development of human in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy.

Imagen relacionadaAs early as the 1950s, Edwards had the vision that IVF could be useful as a treatment for infertility. He worked systematically to realize his goal, discovered important principles for human fertilization, and succeeded in accomplishing fertilization of human egg cells in test tubes (or more precisely, cell culture dishes). His efforts were finally crowned by success on 25 July, 1978, when the world's first "test tube baby" was born.

His achievements have made it possible to treat infertility, a medical condition afflicting a large proportion of humanity including more than 10% of all couples worldwide. Approximately four million individuals have so far been born following IVF.

Here you have more information bout the human in vitro fertilization:

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