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.
 

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 ...