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.
 

22.10.2018: EU project establishes innovative infrastructure for religious research

Mainz-based sub-project will bring together major written treasures of books held by city, church, and university  ... 

22.10.2018: Mineral discoveries in the Galapagos Islands pose a puzzle as to their formation and origin

Mainz University and the Galapagos National Park Directorate have entered into an agreement that will allow extensive collaborative research into the geological development of the islands  ... 

19.10.2018: How plants bind their green pigment chlorophyll

Water-soluble protein helps to understand the photosynthetic apparatus  ... 

18.10.2018: Teacher Training Quality Campaign: Mainz University receives EUR 2.5 million to fund its Teaching & Learning Research Labs

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is investing in its Teaching & Learning Research Labs with the aim of promoting a Mainz Model of Cooperative Teacher Training  ... 

18.10.2018: How beetle larvae thrive on carrion

Burying beetles rely on their gut symbionts in order to transform decaying carcasses into nutritious nurseries for their young  ... 

16.10.2018: Extensive trade in fish between Egypt and Canaan already 3,500 years ago

Gilthead sea bream were caught in the Bardawil lagoon on a large scale and transported as dried fish to the area in which Israel is located today  ... 

10.10.2018: Dynamics of individual proteins

New measurement method allows researchers to precisely follow the movement of individual molecules over long periods of time  ... 

27.09.2018: Mainz University successful in Germany's Excellence Strategy program: PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence approved

International Committee of Experts vote to award PRISMA+ EUR 64 million of funding for cutting-edge research in Mainz  ... 

17.09.2018: New devices based on rust could reduce excess heat in computers

Physicists explore long-distance information transmission in antiferromagnetic iron oxide ... 

14.09.2018: Magnetization in small components can now be filmed in the laboratory

Technique for imaging magnetization dynamics developed in a joint project  ... 

11.09.2018: Study confirms bank bashing during the financial crisis and shows ways banks can avoid this

Certain banks were particularly criticized in newspaper articles, while more familiar banks were able to avoid bank bashing  ... 

10.09.2018: Protection for the ozone layer: sugar molecules bind harmful CFCs

Scientists from Mainz and Aschaffenburg developed a method to protect the ozone layer from the damaging effects of the chlorofluorocarbon Freon 11  ... 

10.09.2018: A study of ants provides information on the evolution of social insects

One gene in particular determines whether an ant becomes queen or worker  ... 

30.08.2018: Gutenberg Teaching Award 2018 goes to Geoffrey Brennan

Mainz University honors Australian economist for the development of innovative study programs and his long-standing commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching  ... 

21.08.2018: Air pollution leads to cardiovascular diseases

International team of experts from Mainz, London and Cleveland reports on mechanisms that cause vascular damage  ... 

20.08.2018: Energy-efficient spin current can be controlled by magnetic field and temperature

SCMR effect simplifies the design of fundamental spintronic components ... 

17.08.2018: Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies

Computer simulations reveal new behavior of antiskyrmions in gradually increased electric currents  ... 

06.08.2018: Distrust of power influences choice of medical procedures

Complementary and alternative medicine benefit from the credence given to conspiracy theories and the associated skepticism towards existing power structures  ... 

25.07.2018: A human endogenous tumor blocker discovered

Scientists of the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered novel properties of a human protein which acts as an inhibitor of virus infections and cancer  ... 

24.07.2018: Detecting damage in non-magnetic steel with the help of magnetism

Researchers at JGU and the University of Kaiserslautern publish results of study of materials testing  ... 

24.07.2018: Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ awards visiting professorships 2018

MAINZ Visiting Professorships 2018 for Anna I. Krylov from the University of Southern California, USA, and Klaas-Jan Tielrooij from the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Spain  ... 

20.07.2018: Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines

New method of transporting drugs published in Nature Nanotechnology  ... 

19.07.2018: IceCube researchers manage for the first time to identify the source of a neutrino from the depths of the cosmos

Elementary particle originated from a galaxy three billion light years from Earth / Black hole acts as particle accelerator  ... 

18.07.2018: Lateral gene transfer enables chemical protection of beetles against antagonistic fungi

Jumping genes in symbionts explain how a beetle and a marine tunicate are protected by highly similar compounds  ... 

10.07.2018: East German past and mental health

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research sponsors Mainz-based joint research project on risk and protective factors arising from life in the GDR to the sum of EUR 3.8 million ... 

06.07.2018: Scientists develop highly sensitive molecular optical pressure sensor

Optical pressure measurements possible in solid state and in solution / Molecular ruby for use in materials sciences or catalysis  ... 

05.07.2018: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz ranked number 1 in the natural sciences in Germany in the 2018 DFG Funding Atlas
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02.07.2018: Direct conversion of non-neuronal cells into nerve cells

Researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center publish new findings in the field of neuroregeneration in Nature Neuroscience  ... 

02.07.2018: Neandertals practiced close-range hunting 120,000 years ago

International team of researchers studied hunting lesions on fallow deer  ... 

28.06.2018: Synthesis of opium alkaloids using electric current

A selective electrochemical reaction enables the synthesis of thebaine and offers a solution to a long-standing synthetic challenge  ... 

27.06.2018: Laser spectroscopy measurements reveal size and shape of the nucleus of nobelium

Precise measurement of the optical excitation of atomic levels in the atomic shell of three isotopes of the heavy element 102  ... 

25.06.2018: New research project on cultural historiography in Russia during the so-called Sattelzeit

Historians look at Russia in the late 18th and early 19th century to learn how a people does create the concept of its own history ... 

25.06.2018: Antidiabetic action of natural fatty acid derivatives not confirmed

Team of researchers at Sanofi and Mainz University finds no positive action of isomers of the fatty acid derivatives 5- and 9-PAHSA in diabetes models ... 

19.06.2018: Mysterious IceCube event may be caused by a tau neutrino

Theoretical physicists calculate the origin of a high-energy particle track captured by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory  ... 

19.06.2018: Brood care gene steers the division of labor among ants

Researchers identify a gene whose activity regulates the sensitivity to brood scent and thus influences the brood care behavior of ants ... 

14.06.2018: 161 genetic factors for myopia identified

Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center participate in a genetic study investigating the role of light in the development of myopia ... 

14.06.2018: Mainz scientists identify enzyme responsible for vascular damage caused by aircraft noise

New study of the cardiology of the University Medical Center Mainz continues to show that night-time noise is particularly harmful to vessels and brain ... 

06.06.2018: Excellent placements for Mainz University in the international 2018 CWTS Leiden Ranking

JGU ranked among the top three German universities across all faculties and in individual subjects / Third place nationally in the Physics subject group ... 

04.06.2018: On the search for new approaches to cure lung cancer

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung sponsors immunological research project being undertaken by Krishnaraj Rajalingam of the Mainz University Medical Center  ... 

04.06.2018: Photoexcited graphene puzzle solved

A boost for graphene-based light detectors  ... 

01.06.2018: Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellows and bestows the 2018 Gutenberg Research Award

Award ceremony at the annual celebration of Mainz University's expert body for the promotion of cutting-edge research  ... 

01.06.2018: Dark proteome as the focus of a new Priority Program funded by the German Research Foundation

Edward Lemke of Mainz University to coordinate the DFG Priority Program researching intrinsically disordered proteins and their function in the cell  ... 

24.05.2018: Antiferromagnetic materials allow for processing at terahertz speeds

Increased data volume and writing speed in a new antiferromagnetic-based memory ... 

24.05.2018: German Research Foundation continues funding of the Life Sciences – Life Writing Research Training Group for an additional four and a half years

Second funding period for the Life Sciences – Life Writing: Boundary Experiences of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation and Lived Experience project  ... 

17.05.2018: EU funding for four outstanding early-career researchers in Physics and Palaeogenomics at Mainz University

Individual Fellowships provided through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions program support new research projects ... 

11.05.2018: Mainz University is rated one of the best five universities in Germany in the Reuters Top 100 – Europe’s Most Innovative Universities ranking

Europe-wide university ranking places Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz among the top five German universities and in an overall 21st place in Europe ... 

09.05.2018: Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Peter Baumann

Germany’s best-endowed research prize is awarded to molecular biologist at Mainz University / Important contribution towards the realignment of the Faculty of Biology at JGU  ... 

03.05.2018: Kickoff of the DynaMORE resilience research project

Researchers plan to develop a personalized computer model designed to help people better manage crises ... 

02.05.2018: Noise brings the heart out of the rhythm

University Medical Center Mainz publishes new results on noise pollution from the Gutenberg Health Study ... 

19.04.2018: Ugur Sahin receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for personalized cancer vaccines

New research project "summit" aims to develop new immunotherapeutic approaches ... 

19.04.2018: A step closer to the nuclear clock

Oscillations in the atomic nucleus of thorium-229 to be used as pulse generator for future nuclear clocks  ... 

17.04.2018: HALO research aircraft measures emissions from major cities

Researchers from Mainz analyze emissions from major Asian cities to better understand and predict the extent and impact of urban air pollution on the Earth's atmosphere  ... 

20.03.2018: Mainz University Library joins Open Library of Humanities platform

Open Library of Humanities makes high-standard academic research material in the humanities available to everybody ... 

19.03.2018: Molecular biologist Helle Ulrich receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant for her research on ubiquitin

Mainz-based research team forges a new tool for manipulating ubiquitin chains and thus protein behavior  ... 

14.03.2018: Construction set of magnon logic extended: Magnon spin currents can be controlled via spin valve structure

Magnon spintronics employs magnons instead of electrical charges for information processing  ... 

13.03.2018: New insights into the origin of elongated heads in early medieval Germany

Palaeogenomic study investigates early medieval migration in southern Germany and the peculiar phenomenon of artificial skull deformation  ... 

08.03.2018: 2018 Gutenberg Research Award for Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins

Mainz University honors two theologians from Yale University for their outstanding academic lifetime achievements  ... 

07.03.2018: Researchers find genetically based defense patterns in ants

Mutations lead to genetic differences even between closely related species  ... 

06.03.2018: New research project will be looking at the lifestyle of Kurland Jews in the interwar period

Historians to investigate the situation of Jews assimilated to German culture in Latvia between 1919 and 1939 and their relationships with the German section of the population  ... 

05.03.2018: Potential new approach to the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered that the EGFL7 protein inhibits the migration of immune cells into the brain  ... 

28.02.2018: Harvey Meyer is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for fundamental calculations on strong interaction effects

Particle physicist Harvey Meyer of Mainz University investigates the matter that emerged after the Big Bang as a result of the strong interaction of quarks and gluons  ... 

26.02.2018: Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforests

Diversification of two genera of the Annonaceae plant family in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America has occurred largely in parallel and in line with major geological transitions  ... 

21.02.2018: Boris Kaus receives ERC Consolidator Grant for his research in magmatic processes

Mainz-based geoscientist will develop computer models to obtain new insights in magmatic processes  ... 

15.02.2018: Beewolves have been successfully using the same antibiotics for 68 million years

Antibiotic cocktail produced by symbiotic bacteria changed very little in the course of evolution and its antipathogenic effect remained unaltered  ... 

09.02.2018: Cosmic x-rays may provide clues to the nature of dark matter

Physicists propose a new theory of dark matter based on the detection of unusual x-ray radiation from galaxies  ... 

08.02.2018: Chemical composition of aircraft exhaust aerosols investigated

Search for alternative and more environmentally friendly aviation fuels  ... 

07.02.2018: Outdoor instruction makes students more open to learning

Motivation increases when being taught science subjects outdoors  ... 

29.01.2018: Antiferromagnets prove their potential for spin-based information technology

Physicists at Mainz University demonstrate technologically feasible read-out and writing of digital information in antiferromagnets / Basic principle for ultrafast and stable magnetic memory  ... 

22.01.2018: Quantum chemistry solves the mystery of why there are these 20 amino acids in the genetic code

Publication in PNAS provides an answer to an old and fundamental question of biochemistry ... 

19.01.2018: Life satisfaction of homosexual and bisexual men is highest in Denmark, Iceland, and Luxembourg

Online survey with over 85,000 participants examines the connection between victimization experiences and life satisfaction in 44 European countries  ... 

18.01.2018: Humanist Computer Interaction on Trial project launched

Collaboration of TU Darmstadt, the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in a project on humanities researcher's work in digital research environments  ... 

15.01.2018: Stephan Jolie to assume the office of Vice President for Learning and Teaching at Mainz University

Stephan Jolie will succeed Mechthild Dreyer on January 16, 2018  ... 

15.01.2018: New record at ultracold neutron source in Mainz

TRIGA research reactor at Mainz University improved the yield of its ultracold neutron source by a factor of 3.5 to 8.5 ultracold neutrons per cubic centimeter  ... 

05.01.2018: The CSI effect: Watching TV crime shows does not make better criminals

Psychological study finds no link between exposure to popular forensic science dramas and the ability to conceal a crime  ...