New insights into the origin of elongated heads in early medieval Germany
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Palaeogenomic study investigates early medieval migration in southern Germany and the peculiar phenomenon of artificial skull deformation  ... 

2018 Gutenberg Research Award for Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins
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Mainz University honors two theologians from Yale University for their outstanding academic lifetime achievements  ... 

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

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

Potential new approach to the treatment of multiple sclerosis
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Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered that the EGFL7 protein inhibits the migration of immune cells into the brain  ... 

Boris Kaus receives ERC Consolidator Grant for his research in magmatic processes
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Mainz-based geoscientist will develop computer models to obtain new insights in magmatic processes  ... 

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

Beewolves have been successfully using the same antibiotics for 68 million years
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Antibiotic cocktail produced by symbiotic bacteria changed very little in the course of evolution and its antipathogenic effect remained unaltered  ... 

Cosmic x-rays may provide clues to the nature of dark matter
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Physicists propose a new theory of dark matter based on the detection of unusual x-ray radiation from galaxies  ... 

Outdoor instruction makes students more open to learning
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Motivation increases when being taught science subjects outdoors  ... 

Chemical composition of aircraft exhaust aerosols investigated
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Search for alternative and more environmentally friendly aviation fuels  ... 

Antiferromagnets prove their potential for spin-based information technology
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Physicists at Mainz University demonstrate technologically feasible read-out and writing of digital information in antiferromagnets / Basic principle for ultrafast and stable magnetic memory  ... 

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  ...