Current Press Releases

The presented list of press releases in English is only a selection of our German press texts. For the time being, these translated press releases focus primarily on science and research at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
 

21.06.2019: Dental microwear provides clues to dietary habits of lepidosauria

Microscopic images allow to differentiate between carnivores and herbivores and might support the discovery of the first herbivorous terrestrial vertebrates  ... 

18.06.2019: Beewolves use a gas to preserve food

Scientists discovered that the eggs of the European beewolf produce nitric oxide, a gas preventing the larvae’s food from getting moldy in the warm and humid brood cells  ... 

11.06.2019: Teacher Training Quality Campaign: Mainz University receives EUR 1.2 million to promote teacher training

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and network partners develop digital teaching-learning tools for vocational teacher training ... 

06.06.2019: Mainz University achieves excellent positions in the U-Multirank university ranking

JGU is represented in the international top group in terms of the number of research publications and patents ... 

05.06.2019: German Research Foundation funds new research unit examining the microstructure of adaptive polymer gels

Research alliance on "Adaptive Polymer Gels with Controlled Network Structure" will close a gap in the German research landscape  ... 

03.06.2019: New interaction between thin film magnets discovered

Physicists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz lay the foundations for new three-dimensional spin structures ... 

28.05.2019: German Research Foundation continues funding for research into the limits of weather forecast

DFG approves second funding period for Transregional Collaborative Research Center "Waves to Weather" (CRC/TRR 165) ... 

27.05.2019: The effects of the Internet on learning in higher education

RMU Initiative Funding for Research to fund educational researchers, computer scientists, linguists, and neuroscientists at the Rhine-Main Universities  ... 

24.05.2019: New European project at the forefront of strong interaction studies

EU project "STRONG-2020" brings together 44 institutes from all over Europe conducting research on the strong interaction ... 

20.05.2019: German Research Foundation approves new research training group investigating the evolution of gene regulation

New Research Training Group "Gene Regulation in Evolution: From Molecular to Extended Phenotypes" gives a boost to Mainz University as a major center of research in the life sciences ... 

20.05.2019: New international open access journal on ancient and Christian ethics published by theologians at Mainz University

Journal aims to contribute to the dialog between ethical traditions of antiquity and current ethical discourses ... 

06.05.2019: Mainz University welcomes leading researchers and bestows the 2019 Gutenberg Research Award

Annual celebration of the Gutenberg Research College / Public lectures by Corine Defrance in Mainz  ... 

07.05.2019: The power of randomization: Magnetic skyrmions for novel computer technology

First steps towards a practical application for magnetic skyrmions  ... 

07.05.2019: Driving chemical reactions with light

Chemical nature of surface molecules influences plasmon responses of metal nanoparticles ... 

03.05.2019: Astroparticle physicists observe longest half-life ever directly measured

Detector for dark matter search provides impressive measurement results / Publication in Nature  ... 

01.04.2019: 2019 Gutenberg Research Award for Corine Defrance

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz honors outstanding French historian  ... 

29.03.2019: Designer organelles in cells produce synthetic proteins

Scientists create membraneless organelles to build proteins in living cells / Incorporation of synthetic amino acids allows completely new chemical functionality  ... 

28.03.2019: Rhine-Main Universities undertake research into transport processes in the tropopause

RMU Initiative Funding for Research to finance joint meteorology and climate science project of the Rhine-Main Universities  ... 

13.03.2019: FORTHEM alliance of Mainz University and European partners submitted application in the European Universities Initiative

EU Commission will provide EUR 60 million for networks of world-class European universities / Pilot projects to begin in fall 2019 ... 

06.03.2019: Old age care crisis in Germany: Are migrant care workers a suitable solution for state and families?

Completion of a three-year research project comparing long-term care of the elderly in Germany and the Netherlands / International conference on the long-term care crisis ... 

06.03.2019: Physicists analyze the rotational dynamics of galaxies and the influence of the mass of the photon

Could the effect of photon mass on the gaseous components in galaxies be as strong as that of dark matter?  ... 

05.03.2019: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz achieves excellent rankings in the 2018 International Student Barometer

International students at Mainz University are particularly satisfied with the university's services in the categories "Arrival" and "Counseling" and highly appreciate the quality of life in Mainz ... 

28.02.2019: Arms race between ant societies: Gene activity in defenders depends on invading slavemaking ants

Defenders' behavior and brain gene activity reflects origin of attacking slavemakers  ... 

28.02.2019: Professor Ugur Sahin receives German Cancer Award 2019

Prestigious award for Mainz cancer scientist  ... 

22.02.2019: Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes

Social communication in bee colonies: Bees learn to evaluate the importance of information shared by waggle dances  ... 

20.02.2019: New therapeutic approach to combat African sleeping sickness

Small inhibitor molecule inhibits parasitic enzyme / Novel concept could also be employed in the future rational design of drugs for the treatment of other diseases ... 

12.02.2019: New RMU project in the field of artificial intelligence and deep learning

Rhine-Main Universities Initiative Funding for Research supports the innovative DeCoDeML network of the universities of Mainz, Darmstadt, and Frankfurt  ... 

05.02.2019: World's largest study confirms treatment success in minimally invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

Despite rapidly increasing intervention rates, the complication rate remains consistently low ... 

29.01.2019: Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome

Mainz University Medical Center uncovers new insights into the effects of food nanoparticles on the intestinal flora  ... 

28.01.2019: ERC Consolidator Grant for Pol Besenius for his development of synthetic vaccines

SUPRAVACC project is based on a modular concept using individual molecular building blocks for the preparation of fully synthetic vaccines  ... 

15.01.2019: Welfare state reform: Economist Klaus Wälde launches discussion on compulsory kindergarten attendance

Poverty should be tackled over the short term by the introduction of new control instruments and, in the longer term, through early childhood education ... 

11.01.2019: Plant phytolith and water content influence rate of tooth enamel abrasion in vertebrates

Scientists can reconstruct the feeding behavior and habitats of extinct vertebrates  ... 

10.01.2019: Mustapha Laatiaoui receives ERC Consolidator Grant for superheavy element research

EU grant worth EUR 2 million for the development of a new approach in optical spectroscopy  ... 

10.01.2019: New therapeutic concept controls pathogenic T cells relevant in multiple sclerosis

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered the potential of a typhoid vaccine for treatment of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) ...