Press Review 2015

28.04.2015 - Research in Germany
Jens Marquardt receives Lichtenberg Professorship for molecular hepatocarcinogenesis
Volkswagen Foundation provides EUR 1.3 million funding for liver cancer research ... zum Langtext des Artikels
23.04.2015 - Research in Germany
Mainz University opens Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center to accelerate spin research
New research center SPICE will bring together researchers from different disciplines to study spin-related phenomena ... zum Langtext des Artikels
22.04.2015 - The Independent [UK]
'Personalised' cancer vaccine moves a step closer
A cancer vaccine that is tailor-made to work on individual patients has come a step closer following a study showing that a prototype injection causes the complete control of aggressive tumours in laboratory mice. [...] "This is extremely exciting scientifically and conceptually because this could be the future of personalised medicine and we’re already in clinical testing with results expected later this year," said Ugur Sahin of the Johannes Gutenburg University in Mainz, Germany who led the study published in the journal Nature. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
22.04.2015 - Daily Mail [UK]
Personalised drugs could revolutionise the war on cancer
New treatment uses body's immune system to recognise, attack and kill off cancerous cells ... zum Langtext des Artikels
13.04.2015 - Alzheimer's News Today [USA]
Low-frequency Magnetic Fields Do Not Accelerate Alzheimer’s Disease and ALS
Evidence indicates that low-frequency alternating magnetic fields generated by overhead power lines aggravate neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Nevertheless, recent research conducted by scientists from the Institute of Pathobiochemistry at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany found no evidence supporting and association between these fields and disease progression in mouse models. Results from the study indicate no affect in learning behavior nor in known disease mechanisms at the cellular level. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
10.04.2015 - Research in Germany
First ionization energy of lawrencium determined
Measurements confirm position of lawrencium as final member of the actinide series and corroborate architecture of the periodic table ... zum Langtext des Artikels
08.04.2015 - News-Medical.Net [Australia]
Researchers explore influence of low-frequency magnetic fields on neurodegenerative disorders
Research study by the Mainz University Medical Center investigates the influence of low-frequency magnetic fields on neurodegenerative diseases ... zum Langtext des Artikels
08.04.2015 - Research in Germany
No evidence that low-frequency magnetic fields accelerate development of Alzheimer's disease and ALS
Research study by the Mainz University Medical Center investigates the influence of low-frequency magnetic fields on neurodegenerative diseases ... zum Langtext des Artikels
07.04.2015 - ScienceNewsline [USA]
No Evidence That Low-frequency Magnetic Fields Accelerate Development of Alzheimer's, ALS
Low-frequency alternating magnetic fields such as those generated by overhead power lines are considered a potential health risk because epidemiological studies indicate that they may aggravate, among other things, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, a recent study by researchers at the Institute of Pathobiochemistry at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany has produced no evidence that these fields can cause exacerbation or accelerated disease development in relevant mouse models. Neither learning behavior nor known disease mechanisms at the cellular level were affected. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
07.04.2015 - MedicalXpress
No evidence that low-frequency magnetic fields accelerate development of Alzheimer's disease and ALS
Low-frequency alternating magnetic fields such as those generated by overhead power lines are considered a potential health risk because epidemiological studies indicate that they may aggravate, among other things, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, a recent study by researchers at the Institute of Pathobiochemistry at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has produced no evidence that these fields can cause exacerbation or accelerated disease development in relevant mouse models. Neither learning behavior nor known disease mechanisms at the cellular level were affected. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
31.03.2015 - Research in Germany
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz establishes new postgraduate research groups in the humanities and social sciences
Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers to fund six mini-graduate schools for two years to the tune of some EUR 500,000 ... zum Langtext des Artikels
25.03.2015 - DEUTSCHLAND.de
Optimally networked
SpinNet's cutting-edge research: Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany and Stanford University in the US are part of an ambitious partnership. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
19.03.2015 - Earth & Space Science News [USA]
Ancient Roman Aqueducts Could Spill Climate Secrets
Thick layers of mineral deposits that coat the aqueducts could provide a vast pool of information about climate during the Roman Empire. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
18.03.2015 - The Huffington Post [USA]
How Depression Warps Your Sense Of Time
Time may fly when you're having fun, but it can feel as though it's screeching to a halt when you're depressed. People with depression actually perceive time as going by more slowly than people who are not depressed, according to a review of studies published in the Journal of Affective Disorders in January. To investigate the link between depression and time perception, German researchers analyzed data from 16 previous studies on more than 800 depressed and non-depressed people. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
17.03.2015 - AZoNano - The A to Z of Nanotechnology [Australia / UK]
JGU Professor Receives ERC Grant to Develop New Type of Magnetic Sensor for Recording Large Numbers of Revolutions
Professor Mathias Kläui of the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop a new type of magnetic sensor. This allows Kläui to develop a concept for a sensor further that will eventually be able to record large numbers of revolutions. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
16.03.2015 - PhysOrg.com [UK]
Mathias Klaeui awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors
Professor Mathias Kläui of the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop a new type of magnetic sensor. This allows Kläui to develop a concept for a sensor further that will eventually be able to record large numbers of revolutions. The new components will be designed for use in the automotive or automation industries and will replace current energy-hungry sensors. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
13.03.2015 - Medical News Today
Meta-study shows that the experience of time is altered in depression
Time perception is highly subjective and usually depends on the relevant situation so that, for instance, your sense of how fast or slow time is passing can be influenced by whether you are waiting for something or if a deadline is approaching. Patients suffering from depression appear to experience time differently than healthy individuals. [...] Psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have collated relevant studies on the subject to analyze them in a so-called meta-study. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
13.03.2015 - Medical Daily [USA]
Depression Slows Perception Of Time, But Keeps Ability To Assess How Many Minutes Pass
How does time flow through your life? At a constant pace or does it seem to creep through some experiences while speeding through others? A team of psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz analyzed studies of time perception and discovered depressed people do feel time passes more slowly, yet their estimates when judging the duration of a specific interval (such as two seconds or two minutes) are just as accurate as those of healthy people. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
12.03.2015 - Daily Mail [UK]
How depression affects our sense of time
Hours drag on and even stand still for those battling the condition, study reveals ... zum Langtext des Artikels
12.03.2015 - ScienceNewsline [USA]
Meta-study Shows That the Experience of Time Is Altered in Depression
Time perception is highly subjective and usually depends on the relevant situation so that, for instance, your sense of how fast or slow time is passing can be influenced by whether you are waiting for something or if a deadline is approaching. Patients suffering from depression appear to experience time differently than healthy individuals. Statements made by corresponding patients indicate that for them time seems to pass extremely slowly or even stands still. Psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have collated relevant studies on the subject to analyze them in a so-called meta-study. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
12.03.2015 - Business Standard [India]
Time stands still for the depressed: Study
Time seems to pass extremely slowly or even stands still for those who suffer from depression, indicates a study. The findings suggest that depressed individuals assess the flow of time differently from healthy individuals. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
11.03.2015 - Science Daily [USA]
Experience of time is altered in depression, meta-study shows
Patients suffering from depression appear to experience time differently than healthy individuals. Statements made by patients in a recent study indicate that for them time seems to pass extremely slowly or even stands still. Psychologists have collated relevant studies on the subject to analyze them in a meta-study. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
11.03.2015 - MedicalXpress
Meta-study shows that the experience of time is altered in depression
Time perception is highly subjective and usually depends on the relevant situation so that, for instance, your sense of how fast or slow time is passing can be influenced by whether you are waiting for something or if a deadline is approaching. Patients suffering from depression appear to experience time differently than healthy individuals. [...] Psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have collated relevant studies on the subject to analyze them in a so-called meta-study. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
12.02.2015 - Research in Germany
Mainz researchers identify novel factor involved in autophagy
Insight may enable innovative approach for new concepts in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases ... zum Langtext des Artikels
12.02.2015 - PhysOrg.com [UK]
New research program at the interface of solid state physics and quantum physics
A research project looking at quantum phenomena that involves the physicists Professor Ron Folman of Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and Professor Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany, as well as their respective teams has been granted EUR 1.6 million in support through the German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP) program. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
12.02.2015 - News-Medical.Net [Australia]
RAB3GAP complex plays important role in autophagy
Insight may enable innovative approach for new concepts in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases ... zum Langtext des Artikels
11.02.2015 - Medical News Today
Scientists at Mainz University identify a new population of regulatory T-cells
Discovery improves understanding of the cause of allergic asthma and may serve as an early diagnostic marker ... zum Langtext des Artikels
11.02.2015 - MedicalXpress
Researchers identify novel factor involved in autophagy
Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease are typically characterized by protein deposits in the brain. These are comprised of defective, insoluble proteins which no longer fulfill their function and which cells are unable to break down. The work group headed by Professor Christian Behl of the Institute of Pathobiochemistry of the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has determined the RAB3GAP complex as a novel factor that influences the efficient degradation of proteins. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
11.02.2015 - Immuno-Oncology News [USA]
New Population of Regulatory T-cells Could Result in Novel Cancer Immune Therapies
Researchers have discovered a novel subpopulation of regulatory T cells that could be used as an early diagnostic biomarker of susceptibility to allergic diseases and could play an important role in the treatment of several types of cancer. This study, entitled "Protein kinase CK2 enables regulatory T cells to suppress excessive TH2 responses in vivo" was published in Nature Immunology by Dr. Alexander Ulges, first author of the study, and led by Professor Edgar Schmitt and Professor Tobias Bopp, both co-senior authors from the Institute for Immunology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
09.02.2015 - HealthCanal.com [USA]
Scientists at the Research Center for Immunotherapy at Mainz University identify a new population of regulatory T-cells
Discovery improves understanding of the cause of allergic asthma and may serve as an early diagnostic marker ... zum Langtext des Artikels
09.02.2015 - MedicalXpress
Scientists identify new population of regulatory T-cells
[...] In western countries, asthma is the most common chronic disease in children under the age of 15 years. Professor Tobias Bopp, Professor Edgar Schmitt, and Dr. Alexander Ulges of the Institute of Immunology at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have made major progress towards explaining the underlying mechanisms by identifying a previously unknown sub-population of regulatory T cells. The researchers discovered that this Treg cell type plays a decisive role in the development and manifestation of allergic asthma. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
09.02.2015 - Research in Germany
Scientists at the Research Center for Immunotherapy at Mainz University identify a new population of regulatory T-cells
Discovery improves understanding of the cause of allergic asthma and may serve as an early diagnostic marker ... zum Langtext des Artikels
04.02.2015 - Research in Germany
Physicists observe motion of tiny magnetic whirls
Skyrmions are candidates for future data storage and information processing ... zum Langtext des Artikels
03.02.2015 - Scientific Computing
Tiny Magnetic Whirls Observed in Simulation and in Theory
Small magnetic whirls may revolutionize future data storage and information processing if they can be moved rapidly and reliably in small structures. A team of scientists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and TU Berlin, together with colleagues from the Netherlands and Switzerland, has now been able to investigate the dynamics of these whirls experimentally. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
03.02.2015 - Labmate Online [UK]
Physicists from Mainz University Participate in JUNO
The construction of the facilities for the JUNO neutrino experiment has been initiated with an official groundbreaking ceremony near the south Chinese city of Jiangmen, attended by representatives from more than fifty partnering institutions from China, the US and Europe. Starting in 2020, the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) will begin to produce new information about the particle characteristics of the neutrino. "The aim of JUNO is to precisely measure the oscillations of neutrinos for the purpose of investigating one of the major issues in neutrino physics today – the sequence or hierarchy of neutrino masses," explained Professor Michael Wurm of the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), one of the assigned German JUNO partners who watched the start of work on the underground lab. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
03.02.2015 - Nanowerk
Physicists observe motion of skyrmions
Small magnetic whirls may revolutionize future data storage and information processing if they can be moved rapidly and reliably in small structures. A team of scientists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and TU Berlin, together with colleagues from the Netherlands and Switzerland, has now been able to investigate the dynamics of these whirls experimentally. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
28.01.2015 - PhysOrg.com [UK]
Particle physicists discuss JUNO neutrino experiment
The construction of the facilities for the JUNO neutrino experiment has been initiated with an official groundbreaking ceremony near the south Chinese city of Jiangmen. Involved in the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) will be more than fifty institutions from China, the US and Europe – with six from Germany alone. Starting in 2020, JUNO will begin to produce new information about the particle characteristics of the neutrino. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
28.01.2015 - News-Medical.Net [Australia]
Researchers advance generalized concept for future studies of mental resilience
New approach focuses on the appraisal of stressful or threatening situations by the brain ... zum Langtext des Artikels
27.01.2015 - New Scientist
Keeping an open mind about consciousness research
It's not often you find philosophers of consciousness, neuroscientists and their naysayers happily on the same page. As a group, they often disagree, sometimes bitterly, but an online publication may broker cordial and good-natured communication in future. Welcome to the brave new harmonious world of Open MIND, which celebrates the 20th meeting of the MIND group, founded in 2003 by Thomas Metzinger at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. The aim of the group is to foster young researchers and philosophers interested in debating brain, body, mind and consciousness. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
27.01.2015 - MedicalXpress
Appraisal of stressful or threatening situations by the brain
Researchers at the Research Center Translational Neurosciences of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have advanced a generalized concept as the basis for future studies of mental resilience. Their new approach is based on a mechanistic theory which takes as its starting point the appraisals made by the brain in response to exposure to stressful or threatening situations. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
09.01.2015 - Deccan Chronicle [India]
Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'
The first historic Rosetta mission has been named 2014 "breakthrough of the year" by the journal Physics World, it has been reported. The Physics World editorial team decided to single out the historic achievement of the scientists working on the Rosetta mission for its significance and fundamental importance to space science. A team headed by Dr. Gostar Klingelhofer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany developed the alpha particle x-ray spectrometer on board Philae, the lander of the ESA mission to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
08.01.2015 - Business Standard [India]
Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'
The first historic Rosetta mission has been named 2014 "breakthrough of the year" by the journal Physics World, it has been reported. The Physics World editorial team decided to single out the historic achievement of the scientists working on the Rosetta mission for its significance and fundamental importance to space science. A team headed by Dr. Gostar Klingelhofer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany developed the alpha particle x-ray spectrometer on board Philae, the lander of the ESA mission to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
08.01.2015 - ZeeNews [India]
Historic Rosetta mission named 2014 'Physics world breakthrough of year'
The Physics World editorial team decided to single out the historic achievement of the scientists working on the Rosetta mission for its significance and fundamental importance to space science. A team headed by Dr. Gostar Klingelhofer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany developed the alpha particle x-ray spectrometer on board Philae, the lander of the ESA mission to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. On November 12, 2014 the lander touched down on the comet after a ten-year journey aboard the Rosetta spacecraft. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
07.01.2015 - ScienceNewsline [USA]
Rosetta Mission Named Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year
The journal Physics World has named the first landing of a research probe on a comet as its 2014 Breakthrough of the Year. The Physics World editorial team decided to single out the historic achievement of the scientists working on the Rosetta mission for its significance and fundamental importance to space science. A team headed by Dr. Göstar Klingelhöfer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany developed the alpha particle x-ray spectrometer on board Philae, the lander of the ESA mission to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ... zum Langtext des Artikels
07.01.2015 - innovations report – Forum for Science, Industry and Business
Rosetta mission named Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year
Mainz scientists participating in both the Rosetta mission and the Borexino experiment ... zum Langtext des Artikels
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