News of 2013

Archive
19.12.2013
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research will fund new interdisciplinary research group looking at the subject of brain doping
Joint project concerned with the complex transfer and exchange processes between researchers, physicians, journalists, and the general public  ... 
18.12.2013
Earth's crust was unstable in the Archean eon and dripped down into the mantle
Go to press release Model calculations indicate that the extreme density of the base of the thickened primary crust caused it to subside into Earth's mantle  ... 
17.12.2013
German Research Foundation provides funding for international research network addressing media use and psychological well-being
Go to press release Enabling interdisciplinary exchange between outstanding young researchers  ... 
11.12.2013
New research on sauropod gigantism summarized in publicly available collection
Go to press release Giants of Earth's history still pose a wealth of riddles / Publication in PLOS ONE  ... 
27.11.2013
Graduate School MAINZ doctoral award for Anna Maria Hofmann and Christine Tonhauser
Go to press release MAINZ Award given for outstanding dissertations in chemistry  ... 
25.11.2013
Alfred Hornung honoree of internationally renowned Carl Bode–Norman Holmes Pearson Prize
Go to press release Recognition of Mainz Americanist for outstanding achievements in the internationalization and transnationalization of his field  ... 
22.11.2013
IceCube provides proof of neutrinos from the cosmos
Go to press release IceCube particle detector at the South Pole discovers 28 high-energy neutrinos / Publication in Science  ... 
20.11.2013
Research Training Group 1581 "Symmetry Breaking in Fundamental Interactions" continues with second phase
Go to press release German Research Foundation grants extension until 2018  ... 
14.11.2013
Scientific study suggests an association between physical doping and brain doping
Go to press release Survey among triathletes finds correlation between consumption of drugs enhancing physical and mental performance  ... 
14.11.2013
German Research Foundation approves research unit to study extreme experiences in human life
Go to press release New research unit examines extreme experiences in human life using biomedical explanations and worldly experience  ... 
23.10.2013
Mainz University receives approval for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in Physics
Go to press release Jairo Sinova chosen for Humboldt Professorship in Theoretical Physics  ... 
10.10.2013
Hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived together for 2,000 years in Central Europe
Go to press release Stone Age parallel societies existed up to 5,000 years ago / Forager genes also found in today's Europeans  ... 
09.10.2013
Mainz University Medical Center opens Dementia Service Center
Go to press release Nationwide unique institution for patients with cognitive impairment or dementia  ... 
08.10.2013
Nobel Prize in Physics: Recognition for the prediction of the Higgs boson
Go to press release Scientists at Mainz University involved in the successful search for the Higgs boson  ... 
01.10.2013
Mainz scientists present latest research projects at BIOTECHNICA 2013 in Hanover
Projects range from DNA-based food diagnostics and active drug ingredient research, to the development of user-friendly, interactive software for presentations in Structural Biology (press release in German)  ... 
27.09.2013
EU project looking at Finno-Ugric minority languages completed
Go to press release European Language Vitality Barometer shows that nine Finno-Ugric languages are under threat  ... 
11.09.2013
Domain walls as new information storage medium
Go to press release Visualization of domain wall motion: Material defects do not impede wall motion at high velocities / Publication of findings in Nature Communications  ... 
03.09.2013
Researchers propose a new system for quantum simulation
Go to press release Scientific paper on ultracold atoms and fermionic ions published in Physical Review Letters  ... 
29.09.2013
New superheavy elements can be uniquely identified
Go to press release International research collaboration at GSI including researchers of Mainz University uses element 115 to highlight a way for taking new superheavy elements' fingerprints  ... 
22.08.2013
EU projects involving researchers of Mainz University reveal the spread of farming and the origin of lactase persistence in the Neolithic Age
Go to press release Nature reports on the findings of the LeCHE and BEAN anthropological research projects  ... 
15.08.2013
Quantum teleportation: Transfer of flying quantum bits at the touch of a button
Go to press release Hybrid technology makes possible highly reliable transmission of photonic qubits  ... 
09.08.2013
Ancient glass beads provide evidence of industry and trade routes at the time of the Romans
Go to press release Scientists at Mainz University for the first time prove techniques used to produce ancient glazed beads / Investigations conducted using neutron activation analysis with the aid of the TRIGA research reactor  ... 
07.08.2013
Physicists of Mainz University investigate the formation of defects during phase transitions in crystals of ions
Go to press release Recent research findings are relevant to a model of matter structure formation tiny fractions of a second after the Big Bang  ... 
31.07.2013
Scientists at Mainz University decode mechanisms of cell orientation in the brain
Go to press release Transmembrane protein NG2 controls orientation of cell migration toward the wound / Publication in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience  ... 
31.07.2013
Chemists develop innovative nano-sensors for multiple proteins
Go to press release Test strips bearing gold nano-particles as sensor elements can detect numerous proteins simultaneously / New concept with potential applications in medicine, environmental technology, and foodstuff analysis  ... 
29.07.2013 - 03.08.2013
31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory
International conference will be held at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Online registration available  ... 
29.07.2013
Scientists from the universities of Mainz and Antananarivo describe the Lavasoa Dwarf Lemur as a new primate species native of Madagascar
Go to press release Diversity of dwarf lemur species previously underestimated  ... 
22.07.2013
Protons hop from one water molecule to another given suitable energy conditions
Go to press release New model sheds further light on the Grotthuss mechanism  ... 
11.07.2013
New mode of cellular communication discovered in the brain
Go to press release Glial cells send 'care packages' including protective proteins and genetic information to nerve cells  ... 
10.07.2013
500 physicists to attend Lattice Symposium in Mainz
Go to press release Mainz Institute of Nuclear Physics will show scientists from throughout the world the research potential of HIM and PRISMA  ... 
04.07.2013
Rene Gerritsma receives EUR 1.5 million ERC Starting Grant for quantum simulations
Go to press release Mainz physicist will develop a quantum simulator that will be used to study the quantum physics of solids  ... 
05.06.2013
Substances from African medicinal plants could help stop tumor growth
Go to press release Experiments using benzophenones derived from plants originating in Cameroon produce evidence that these may be effective against multi-drug resistant cancers  ... 
03.06.2013
Facebook recommendations could be worth millions of euros
Study confirms online sales are enhanced by social recommendations and determines the actual value of "Likes"  ... 
27.05.2013
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz obtains new Collaborative Research Center on "Nanodimensional polymer therapeutics for tumor therapy"
Go to press release Mainz chemists and physicians develop nanoparticle-based immunotherapy for cancer  ... 
22.05.2013
Eichinger, Bülow, Görlitz: The relationship between place names and surnames in the German language
Go to press release Fourth volume of the German Surname Atlas published  ... 
16.05.2013
Amazon and Apple fence off their e-book markets
Go to press release Researchers from Mainz University hand over their recommendation of the EPUB3 standard to Neelie Kroes, EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda  ... 
14.05.2013
EU Marie Curie Fellowships
Information seminar on the final FP7 calls for EU Marie Curie Fellowships. The application has been closed
02.05.2013
New research project explores the migration of early modern musicians as Europe's identity-forming factor
Go to press release Transnational project receives EU funding worth almost EUR 1 million over the next three years  ... 
30.04.2013
The nocebo effect: media reports may trigger symptoms of a disease
Go to press release Expectation of negative effects can increase likelihood of experiencing symptoms / Media needs to be more responsible when warning about health risks  ... 
29.04.2013
Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation donates EUR 50 million to further promote the life sciences at JGU
Go to press release Foundation supports the realignment of the Faculty of Biology and the implementation of key aspects of JGU's institutional strategy / University and state to construct state-of-the-art research building  ... 
26.04.2013
German Science Council recommends funding of neurosciences research building at the Mainz University Medical Center
Major distinction for innovative and interdisciplinary research concept  ... 
23.04.2013
New research project examines German financial literacy
Research network analyzes financial literacy in international comparison  ... 
19.04.2013
New research project at the Mainz University Medical Center aims to improve cancer therapies using type I interferons
German Cancer Aid grants EUR 180,000 in support  ... 
18.04.2013
Important fertility mechanism discovered
Go to press release Plasma protein fetuin-B regulates hardening of the zona pellucida and thus ensures the fertilization capacity of the ovum  ... 
02.04.2013
Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ organizes international NewSpin3 conference
Go to website Conference and summer school brings together experts and young researchers in the areas of spintronics in complex matter and cold atom model systems  ... 
27.03.2013
International research team discovers new exotic particle in the BESIII Experiment at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider
Go to press release Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz participating through Collaborative Research Center 1044 funded by the German Research Foundation  ... 
20.03.2013
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics founded as part of PRISMA Cluster of Excellence
Go to press release Opening conference with international top-ranking scientists to discuss results collected by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN  ... 
15.03.2013
Inspired by deep-sea sponges: Mainz scientists create new flexible mineral
Go to press release Valuable insights from the imitation of the skeleton of natural sea sponges  ... 
04.03.2013
Launch of the Chinese-German Center for Bio-Inspired Materials at the Mainz University Medical Center
Go to press release Lighthouse project focuses on regenerative medicine  ... 
04.03.2013
CeBIT 2013: JGU presents latest research in the fields of media convergence and information technology
Go to press release (in German) Mainz research projects focus on the increasing digitalization of the living environment and its consequences for mental health as well as on the ideal loading of carriers (press release in German)  ... 
19.02.2013
Sandra Leupold accepts post as a visiting professor for Women's and Gender Studies
Opera director from Berlin starts Klara Marie Fassbinder Guest Professorship at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the summer semester of 2013 (press release in German)  ... 
07.02.2013
Older people find it easier to read a text from a tablet PC than a printed book
Joint study conducted by the universities of Mainz, Göttingen, and Marburg reveals disparity between subjective perception and measures of reading speed / brain activity  ... 
06.02.2013
Mainz and Kaiserslautern to supply state-of-the-art technologies to businesses
Go to press release Two new joint large-scale research projects in materials science and spintronics at the universities of Mainz and Kaiserslautern with application potential  ... 
06.02.2013
Mainz scientists confirm original tetrahedral model of the molecular structure of water
Go to press release Resolution of controversy about structure of liquid water  ... 
05.02.2013
German Academic Exchange Service funds international project on spintronics
Go to press release Up to EUR 1 million for cooperation with international partners for research into energy-efficient information technology  ... 
01.02.2013
The Johannes Gutenberg University's next Vice President for Research has been elected
Go to press release (in German) Wolfgang Hofmeister will succeed Ulrich Förstermann on the 1st of April, 2013 (press release in German)  ...