News of 2017

Life satisfaction of homosexual and bisexual men is highest in Denmark, Iceland, and Luxembourg

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Online survey with over 85,000 participants examines the connection between victimization experiences and life satisfaction in 44 European countries ...

The CSI effect: Watching TV crime shows does not make better criminals

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Psychological study finds no link between exposure to popular forensic science dramas and the ability to conceal a crime ...

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 ...

Humanist Computer Interaction on Trial project launched

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Collaboration of TU Darmstadt, the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in a project on humanities researcher's work in digital research environments ...

New record at ultracold neutron source in Mainz

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TRIGA research reactor at Mainz University improved the yield of its ultracold neutron source by a factor of 3.5 to 8.5 ultracold neutrons per cubic centimeter ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ awards visiting professorships 2017

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

Chromosomes may be knotted

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Mainz-based physicists use mathematical algorithms to examine experimental 3D structures of chromosomes ...

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 ...

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 ...

Scientists develop electro-organic synthesis that allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicals

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Innovative contribution to the energy transition ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Secondary structure formation enables morphology control

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

Imaging how magnetism goes surfing

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Researchers use advanced dynamic imaging to visualise deformation (sound) waves in crystals ...

German scientists question study about plastic-eating caterpillars

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Sensational report of biochemical degradation of polyethylene by caterpillars not confirmed ...

New theory on the origin of dark matter

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Theoretical physicists at Mainz University present an alternative to the WIMP paradigm ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sixth volume of the German Surname Atlas released

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Petersen, Gerhartz and Lenz: German surnames derived from forenames ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cause of chronic intestinal inflammation discovered

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Immune biology homes in on gene blockade ...

Symbiotic bacteria: from hitchhiker to beetle bodyguard

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Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism ...

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 ...

Researchers present first international survey on the psychology of carnism

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

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 ...

Ute Hellmich receives 2017 Fulbright-Cottrell Award

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Biochemist receives highly endowed transatlantic award for combined achievements in research and teaching ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The influence of stimulants on performance when playing chess

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...