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.
 

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) ...