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06.12.2017
Mainz physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste
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Scientists demonstrate scenarios for using neutrino detectors in nuclear interim storage facilities  ... 

27.11.2017
New proton record: Researchers measure magnetic moment with greatest possible precision

High-precision measurement of the g-factor eleven times more precise than before / Results indicate a strong similarity between protons and antiprotons  ... 

22.11.2017
Ultralight axions are unlikely to be candidates for dark matter
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International research team evaluates measurements at the Paul Scherrer Institute and finds new constraints on the axion-gluon interaction strength  ... 

17.11.2017
Bacteria enable beetles to feed on a leafy diet
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Thistle tortoise beetles outsource the job of breaking down plant cell walls to a symbiotic bacterium  ... 

09.11.2017
Electrochemistry opens up novel access to important classes of substances
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Sustainable and efficient synthesis strategy helps overcome the problem of electrochemical polymer formation  ... 

26.10.2017
Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ awards visiting professorships 2017

MAINZ Visiting Professorships awarded to physicists Adam Foster, Eiji Saitoh, and Roberta Sessoli  ... 

20.10.2017
Chromosomes may be knotted
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Mainz-based physicists use mathematical algorithms to examine experimental 3D structures of chromosomes  ... 

19.10.2017
Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental properties
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Magnetic forces in antiprotons now measured to nine significant digits / 350 times more precise than before  ... 

09.10.2017
Method of accelerating the maturation of stem cells to form neurons discovered

Hydrogel can be used as a scaffold for engineering artificial brain tissue and promotes the development of neurons  ... 

09.10.2017
Scientists develop electro-organic synthesis that allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicals
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Innovative contribution to the energy transition  ... 

06.10.2017
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz among the top 100 most innovative universities in the world

Only seven German universities listed in the top 100 of the World's Most Innovative Universities ranking  ... 

29.09.2017
Good start into the German Excellence Strategy competition: JGU to submit full proposal for its PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence
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International expert committee approves the PRISMA+ proposal for the final round of the nationwide competition  ... 

13.09.2017
Horizon 2020: EUR 1.8 million for Mainz researchers

EU research and innovation framework program will fund three research projects at the Mainz University Medical Center  ... 

13.09.2017
Secondary structure formation enables morphology control

Multifunctional nano-sized drug carriers based on reactive polypept(o)ides  ... 

05.09.2017
Imaging how magnetism goes surfing
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Researchers use advanced dynamic imaging to visualise deformation (sound) waves in crystals  ... 

30.08.2017
German scientists question study about plastic-eating caterpillars
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Sensational report of biochemical degradation of polyethylene by caterpillars not confirmed  ... 

08.08.2017
New theory on the origin of dark matter
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Theoretical physicists at Mainz University present an alternative to the WIMP paradigm  ... 

08.08.2017
Mainz-based researchers stabilized gold in very rare oxidation state +II
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Divalent gold complex isolated for the first time in a pure form / New fundamental insight also provides possible explanation of the mechanism of action of cytostatic gold(+III) porphyrins  ... 

01.08.2017
International team of scientists investigates air at altitudes up to 20 kilometers
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Researchers from Mainz develop specialized instrumentation for the analysis of dust particles in the stratosphere  ... 

18.07.2017
Modern domestic dog has a single geographic origin
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New study counters previous research that suggested two domestication processes led to the modern dog  ... 

11.07.2017
Consolidation of data sources allows for new research and treatment approaches in medicine

Mainz University Medical Center is part of a digitalization project funded to the amount of some EUR 32 million by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research  ... 

10.07.2017
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz focuses on top-level research areas
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Core research areas will receive a total of EUR 8.5 million annually through the Rhineland-Palatinate Research Initiative  ... 

06.07.2017
Sixth volume of the German Surname Atlas released
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Petersen, Gerhartz and Lenz: German surnames derived from forenames  ... 

05.07.2017
New treatment options for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
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Joint research initiative of the Mainz University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Goethe University Frankfurt  ... 

03.07.2017
Memorandum marks 40-year partnership between Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Nihon University in Tokyo
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University presidents ratify framework agreement of 1977 / Continuation and extension of cooperation between both universities  ... 

28.06.2017
Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidly
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Protective skin with communication function: Significant differences in the cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of related ant species  ... 

28.06.2017
Physicists at Mainz University gain new insights into nanosystems with spherical confinement
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Enormous potential for the targeted delivery of pharmaceutical agents and the creation of tailored nanoparticles  ... 

27.06.2017
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds research on jihadist videos

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz installs new junior research group at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies  ... 

21.06.2017
Funding of DFG Collaborative Research Center developing nanomaterials for cancer immunotherapy extended
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Focus on the development of drug carriers from polymer chemicals for use in biological systems  ... 

07.06.2017
Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light
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Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in materials science, biology, and medicine  ... 

31.05.2017
Erratic time perception in schizophrenia

Meta-analysis investigates time perception and temporal information processing in patients with schizophrenia on the basis of 68 studies from the past 65 years  ... 

23.05.2017
2017 Gutenberg Research Award for Karin Knorr Cetina
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Sociologist and anthropologist from the University of Chicago receives award for her pioneering interdisciplinary research  ... 

22.05.2017
Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellows and presents the 2017 Gutenberg Research Award
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Mainz University excellence center for the promotion of cutting-edge research celebrates its tenth anniversary  ... 

19.05.2017
Cooperation of burying beetles and their microbiota on carcasses
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Researchers look into the mechanisms by which insects preserve and provision food for their larvae in competitive environments  ... 

18.05.2017
XENON1T proves to be the most sensitive detector on Earth searching for WIMP dark matter
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Now the most sensitive dark matter experiment world-wide can much better listen for the very weak voice of dark matter  ... 

11.05.2017
Waste from paper and pulp industry supplies raw material for the development of new redox flow batteries

Use of renewable resources for the more efficient generation of sustainable energies / Focus on electrosynthesis  ... 

28.04.2017
Cause of chronic intestinal inflammation discovered
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Immune biology homes in on gene blockade  ... 

28.04.2017
Symbiotic bacteria: from hitchhiker to beetle bodyguard
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Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism  ... 

19.04.2017
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to coordinate new DFG priority program in photochemistry

Priority Program "Light-controlled reactivity of metal complexes" paves the way for the development of new high-performance materials  ... 

04.04.2017
Researchers present first international survey on the psychology of carnism

Results from three surveys including almost 1,000 participants  ... 

30.03.2017
Copper hydroxide nanoparticles provide protection against toxic oxygen radicals in cigarette smoke
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Natural defense mechanism simulated with the help of nanoparticles / Noxious effects of smoke reduced  ... 

30.03.2017
Ute Hellmich receives 2017 Fulbright-Cottrell Award
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Biochemist receives highly endowed transatlantic award for combined achievements in research and teaching  ... 

07.03.2017
Philosophy and Predictive Processing: online open access collection of publications on the mind, brain, and consciousness

MIND Group continues its pioneering work in the autonomous publication of academic articles  ... 

24.02.2017
A backup copy in the central brain: How fruit flies form orientation memory
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Gaseous neurotransmitters play an important role in the short-term orientation memory of Drosophila / Scientist decode biochemical processes  ... 

23.02.2017
Stingless bees have their nests protected by soldiers
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Attacks by robber bees result in the evolution of larger guard bees and thus promote the division of labor in the hive  ... 

17.02.2017
Breakthrough in noise research
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New study of Cardiology of Mainz University Medical Center identifies mechanisms responsible for vessel damage resulting from aircraft noise  ... 

15.02.2017
Augsburg Master Builders' Ledgers now available online
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Research Unit Historical Cultural Studies publishes digital edition of the Augsburg Master Builders' Ledgers  ... 

02.02.2017
Stalagmites store paleoclimate data

Stalagmites from caves provide evidence of changes in the effect of the North Atlantic Oscillation on weather systems in Central Europe and Morocco  ... 

01.02.2017
Multiple sclerosis research identifies receptor that facilitates influx of T cells into the brain

Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered a mechanism that makes it easier for T cells to damage the brain  ... 

01.02.2017
Multiple sclerosis research identifies receptor that facilitates influx of T cells into the brain

Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered a mechanism that makes it easier for T cells to damage the brain  ... 

31.01.2017
Physicist Johannes Henn receives ERC Consolidator Grant
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Funding to the amount of approximately EUR 2 million for the development of new calculation methods for theoretical physics  ... 

25.01.2017
The influence of stimulants on performance when playing chess

Trial undertaken by the Mainz University Medical Center investigates cognitive enhancement in chess players  ... 

24.01.2016
Experiment involving ultracold rubidium lifts off with research rocket
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Physicists create basis for accurately testing Einstein's equivalence principle / Bose-Einstein condensate generated in space for the first time  ... 

19.01.2017
Magnetic moment of a single antiproton determined with greatest precision ever
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Physicists publish most accurate measurement of a fundamental property of the antiproton to date / Contribution to the matter-antimatter debate  ... 

18.01.2017
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to collaborate with US research center Fermilab near Chicago
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Collaboration agreement signed / Expansion of the university's international research network  ...