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.
 

26.07.2021: Movement and Wellbeing Master's degree program in sports science open for graduates of Bachelor's programs with a focus on social sciences, health sciences, and life sciences

Interdisciplinary expansion of the English-language Master's program in cooperation with partner universities in China and India / Application deadline: 15 November 2021  ... 

21.07.2021: Awareness without a sense of self

Most comprehensive study to date on the experience of pure awareness during meditation ... 

19.07.2021: EU project ADMIRE launched

Interdisciplinary consortium aims to develop intelligent adaptive storage systems  ... 

19.07.2021: Mechanisms to separately regulate synaptic vesicle release and recycling

Interactions of two voltage-gated calcium channels and a pump enable separate control of exocytosis and endocytosis at chemical synapses ... 

15.07.2021: Long-term climate regulation changed with the proliferation of marine animals and terrestrial plants

Geoscientific study traces carbon-silicon cycle over three billion years on the basis of lithium isotope levels  ... 

12.07.2021: Remarkable new insights into the pathology of Usher syndrome

Usher syndrome 1G protein SANS regulates the splicing of genes, particularly those linked to Usher syndrome  ... 

01.07.2021: Eruption of the Laacher See volcano redated

Revised date of the Laacher See eruption 13,077 years ago provides crucial information about historical climate fluctuations at the end of the last Ice Age  ... 

24.06.2021: Membrane proteins of bacteria and humans show surprising similarities

Research cooperation uncovers structure and function of PspA and discovers evolutionary link of a bacterial protein to human ESCRT-III proteins  ... 

17.06.2021: Significantly lower climate impact of contrails when using sustainable fuels

Results of flight tests by DLR and NASA show that sustainable fuels reduce the number of ice crystals in contrails and thus their climate impact  ... 

09.06.2021: Researchers of Mainz University involved in federally funded seawater desalination project in the Persian Gulf

Cooperation with partners in the Middle East aims to provide drinking water to settlements on the Persian Gulf  ... 

07.06.2021: Joint appointment at JGU and Fermilab: Alfons Weber is JGU’s new W3 Professor of Experimental Particle Physics

Appointment represents further expansion of PRISMA+ neutrino physics research program  ... 

01.06.2021: Borexino Collaboration receives award

European Physical Society acknowledges groundbreaking research into solar neutrinos with Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize 2021  ... 

27.05.2021: Parasites as fountains of youth: Study finds infected ants live much longer

Life expectancy of tapeworm-infected worker ants is significantly higher than that of their uninfected nest-mates and resembles that of ant queens  ... 

14.05.2021: Less wastage during production of marble slabs in the Roman imperial period than today

Analysis of wall decoration dating to the second century provides new insights into marble extraction and processing  ... 

11.05.2021: A beetle's Achilles heel: Glyphosate inhibits symbiotic bacteria in the saw-toothed grain beetle

Susceptibility of their microbial partners to the herbicide may be an underestimated weak spot of insects that could add to their decline  ... 

11.05.2021: The Aqueduct of Constantinople: Managing the longest water channel of the ancient world

Double water channels may have been used to maintain the system while enabling constant operation  ... 

27.04.2021: Metabolite fumarate can reveal cell damage: New method to generate fumarate for MRI presented

Researchers find new technique for rapid hyperpolarization and purification of fumarate in aqueous solution / Obstacles involving the use of parahydrogen overcome  ... 

20.04.2021: Inhibition of the meprin β enzyme linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease analyzed

Findings of researchers at Mainz University could lead to the creation of new drugs  ... 

13.04.2021: Atom interferometry demonstrated in space for the first time

Researchers present results of experiments with atom interferometry on a sounding rocket / Further rocket missions set to follow ... 

07.04.2021: Ant responses to social isolation resemble those of humans

Social isolation results in changes of behavior and activity of immune and stress genes  ... 

07.04.2021: Mounting hope for new physics

Muon g-2 Collaboration releases a first result of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon / Gathering evidence for a genuine discrepancy between experiment and theory  ... 

06.04.2021: Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles revolutionizes medical diagnostics

Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body ... 

31.03.2021: Unprecedented accuracy: Theoretical physicists at the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence calculate the radius of the proton

New calculations favor a smaller value for the size of the proton, helping to resolve the proton radius puzzle  ... 

26.03.2021: Get strong to fight childhood cancer

Launch of European research project FORTEe on digital health and exercise for children and adolescents with cancer ... 

23.03.2021: Wafer-thin nanopaper changes from firm to soft at the touch of a button

Bioinspired cellulose nanofibrils can be controlled by electricity / Strength and stiffness can be modulated via an electrical switch ... 

23.03.2021: New international PhD program in cellular biophysics in Frankfurt and Mainz

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Goethe University Frankfurt, and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz jointly offer structured graduate program ... 

16.03.2021: European summer droughts since 2015 exceed anything in the past two millennia

Tree ring analyses show historically exceptional summer drought in recent years / Anomaly is likely the result of human-caused climate change  ... 

15.03.2021: Whispers from the dark side: What can gravitational waves reveal about dark matter?

Scientists of the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence analyze data from the gravitational wave observatory NANOGrav ... 

11.03.2021: Rhineland-Palatinate and Scotland sign a joint Declaration of Intent on cooperation in education, culture, higher education and research

Scotland Hub at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is lynchpin of Rhineland-Palatinate–Scotland relations  ... 

11.03.2021: Hyperpolarized proton magnetic resonance imaging used to observe metabolic processes in real time

New technique using nuclear spin hyperpolarization of hydrogen paves the way for further advances in the field of MRI ... 

09.03.2021: Electrochemistry opens ways for the sustainable production of sulfonamides

Researchers at Mainz University developed a new procedure for the quick, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly production of essential substances required by the pharmaceutical industry  ... 

09.03.2021: Combined technique using diamond probes enables nanoscale imaging of magnetic vortex structures

Magnetometry exploiting color center defects in diamond probes and magneto-optic imaging found to complement each other / Progress towards the creation of more effective data storage systems  ... 

04.03.2021: Magnetic whirls in confined spaces

Mobility of skyrmions in geometric structures depends on their arrangement  ... 

16.02.2021: High-tech start-ups benefit from Twitter hype

Study shows correlation between Twitter sentiment and the valuation of start-ups by venture capitalists / Patents are stronger indicators of long-term success ... 

05.02.2021: PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence: Double award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Joanna Sobczyk / Matthias Schott selected as Humboldt Scout  ... 

02.02.2021: Venus flytraps found to produce magnetic fields

Physicists use atomic magnetometers to measure the biomagnetic signals of the carnivorous plant  ... 

01.02.2021: Searching for dark matter through the fifth dimension

A discovery in theoretical physics could help to unravel the mysteries of dark matter  ... 

29.01.2021: Synthesizing valuable chemicals from contaminated soil

Researchers of Mainz University use electrolysis to produce dichloro and dibromo compounds in a safer and more environmentally friendly manner / Results published in Science  ... 

27.01.2021: Size of helium nucleus measured more precisely than ever before

Publication in Nature is the result of 20 years of proven collaboration  ... 

26.01.2021: Change of course on the journey to the island of stability

Center of the island of stability is not located at element 114 / Heavier elements will move into the spotlight  ... 

26.01.2021: From the midst of society: Jihadi online media productions and how different groups deal with them

A new book looks at the use of audiovisual media by jihadi groups and their supporters as well as at how these contributions are being countered ... 

25.01.2021: BASE opens up new possibilities in the search for cold dark matter

Research group at the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+ at Mainz University involved in a publication in Physical Review Letters  ... 

07.01.2021: BioNTech publishes data on novel mRNA vaccine approach to treat autoimmune diseases in Science

Collaborative study of BioNTech with TRON and the University Medical Center and Research Center for Immunotherapy at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz ...