Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz ranked number 1 in the natural sciences in Germany in the 2018 DFG Funding Atlas
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JGU leads the list of higher education institutions with the highest DFG awards for 2014 to 2016 / Well ahead in funding per capita and in the discipline of physics  ... 

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  ... 

Synthesis of opium alkaloids using electric current
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A selective electrochemical reaction enables the synthesis of thebaine and offers a solution to a long-standing synthetic challenge  ... 

Laser spectroscopy measurements reveal size and shape of the nucleus of nobelium
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Precise measurement of the optical excitation of atomic levels in the atomic shell of three isotopes of the heavy element 102  ... 

Neandertals practiced close-range hunting 120,000 years ago
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International team of researchers studied hunting lesions on fallow deer  ... 

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  ... 

Mysterious IceCube event may be caused by a tau neutrino
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Theoretical physicists calculate the origin of a high-energy particle track captured by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory  ... 

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  ... 

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  ... 

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  ... 

Photoexcited graphene puzzle solved
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A boost for graphene-based light detectors  ... 

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  ... 

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  ... 

Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellows and bestows the 2018 Gutenberg Research Award
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Award ceremony at the annual celebration of Mainz University's expert body for the promotion of cutting-edge research  ... 

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Peter Baumann
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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  ... 

Dark proteome as the focus of a new Priority Program funded by the German Research Foundation
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Edward Lemke of Mainz University to coordinate the DFG Priority Program researching intrinsically disordered proteins and their function in the cell  ... 

German Research Foundation continues funding of the Life Sciences – Life Writing Research Training Group for an additional four and a half years
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Second funding period for the Life Sciences – Life Writing: Boundary Experiences of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation and Lived Experience project  ... 

On the search for new approaches to cure lung cancer
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Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung sponsors immunological research project being undertaken by Krishnaraj Rajalingam of the Mainz University Medical Center  ... 

Mainz University 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  ... 

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  ... 

Noise brings the heart out of the rhythm

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

Kick-Off für Resilienz-Forschungsprojekt DynaMORE - to be translated

Antiferromagnetische Materialien öffnen Tür zum Terahertz-Bereich - to be translated
A step closer to the nuclear clock
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Oscillations in the atomic nucleus of thorium-229 to be used as pulse generator for future nuclear clocks  ... 

Ugur Sahin receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for personalized cancer vaccines

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

HALO research aircraft measures emissions from major cities
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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  ... 

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  ... 

Molecular biologist Helle Ulrich receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant for her research on ubiquitin
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Mainz-based research team forges a new tool for manipulating ubiquitin chains and thus protein behavior  ... 

Construction set of magnon logic extended: Magnon spin currents can be controlled via spin valve structure
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Magnon spintronics employs magnons instead of electrical charges for information processing  ... 

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  ...