Patrick Barry

All Stories by Patrick Barry

  1. Health & Medicine

    Hurt-Knees Rx: Surgical method promotes ligament regeneration

    A new artificial knee ligament that sparks regeneration of natural tissue could eventually make recovering from knee-repair surgery less painful and debilitating.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Taking Cancer’s Fingerprint: Rapid genetic profiling for personalized therapy

    A new, faster way to identify cancer-causing mutations in the DNA of tumor cells may pave the way for the next generation of custom-tailored cancer therapies.

  3. Earth

    Why So Dry? Ocean temperatures alone don’t explain droughts

    Evidence from ancient dunes points to three periods of prolonged drought in the U.S. Great Plains, but finding their causes may be more complex than previously supposed.

  4. Physics

    Waves from the Big Bang: Upcoming detectors may view newborn universe

    Ripples in space-time may soon give scientists a glimpse of the universe as it looked a tiny fraction of a second after its birth.

  5. Physics

    The mystery of the missing mass

    Researchers found that, for one kind of particle at least, being located inside a nucleus slightly reduces its mass.

  6. Tech

    Making a 3-D Microscope: Technique brings entire sample into focus

    A new imaging technique creates microscopic three-dimensional views of tissues within a patient's body and can update those images several times a second.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Cider May Be Healthier Than Clear Apple Juice

    Apple juice might be a way to keep the doctor away, but a glass of cider appears to be even better.