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21.11.2022
Hominins were cooking fish already in the early Paleolithic period about 780,000 years ago

Ancient fish teeth discovered at the archaeological site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov in Israel provide earliest evidence of our prehistoric ancestors deliberately cooking foodstuff ...

21.11.2022
Ice Age temperatures and precipitation reconstructed from earthworm granules

New method for determination of past climate data on land applied comparatively for the first time / Ice Age summers in Central Europe were at times warmer than previously known ...

15.11.2022
Using quantum sensor technology to improve brain tumor operations

Quantum technology on its way into society: Joint project DiaQNOS to develop quantum sensors ...

10.11.2022
Previously unknown monumental temple discovered near the Tempio Grande in Vulci

Researchers discover temple as part of the Vulci Cityscape project launched in 2020 ...

04.11.2022
IceCube neutrinos give us first glimpse into the inner depths of an active galaxy

Mainz-based scientists have been members of the IceCube consortium since 1999 ...

03.11.2022
Sustainable recycling using electrochemistry: Carl Zeiss Foundation supports new research project

Halocycles project aims to develop a halogen recovery technique contributing to the stabilization of the power grid and the defossilization of the future industrial society ...

02.11.2022
Iodine accelerates formation of cloud condensation nuclei in the atmosphere

International research team reports effect of iodine-organic chemistry on the generation of new particles in the marine atmosphere and the recycling of iodine during particle growth ...

28.10.2022
Millions in funding for the FORTHEM Alliance of European universities

European Commission to provide some EUR 14.4 million to support JGU and partners establish a transnational European University / Start of the second funding period with two new partners ...

27.10.2022
Inspired by nature: Silencing bacteria

Cerium dioxide nanoparticles work in biological processes like natural enzymes and change signaling molecules, thereby preventing the formation of biofilms ...

26.10.2022
Using chirality for faster, smaller, and more efficient data storage devices

Mainz University succeeds in the first round of the new Carl Zeiss Foundation Wildcard program ...

24.10.2022
Mainz team of scientists succeeds in seeing through the diffuse ice of Antarctica

Newly discovered optical effect allows IceCube to deduce ice crystal properties ...

21.10.2022
The conundrum of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon

New calculations based on fundamental theories deviate from the currently accepted theoretical value ...

17.10.2022
From theory to application: DFG-funded Research Unit 2811 to develop switchable polymer gels

German Research Foundation approves second funding period for the investigation of polymer gels with a controlled network structure / New focus on biomaterial applications ...

13.10.2022
Teaching self-regulation early – with sustainable effects on children’s educational success

Research study by the universities of Mainz and Zurich demonstrates high effectivity in developing the ability for self-regulation in young primary school students ...

11.10.2022
10 years PRISMA Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Significant scientific success and fantastic research opportunities at the Mainz Gutenberg Campus ...

04.10.2022
Erwin Schrödinger Prize for international research team at HIM

Interdisciplinary approach significantly improves analysis in magnetic resonance imaging for medicine and research ...

27.09.2022
Symbiotic bacteria protect beetle larvae from pathogens

Bacteria produce antifungal compound protecting the eggs, larvae, and pupae from infections / Bacterial community is retained even during molting stages ...

26.09.2022
The neighbors of the caliph: Archaeologists uncover ancient mosaics on the shore of the Sea of Galilee

Geomagnetic surface survey provides accurate information for productive future excavations / Discovery of an ancient settlement close to Khirbat al-Minya ...

23.09.2022
Scientists propose test for hypothesis of Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg

Quantum mechanics put to the test ...

16.09.2022
Towards a better understanding of depression

Researchers at JGU examine ways of alleviating depressive states using the Drosophila fruit fly as a model ...

15.09.2022
Pushing the boundaries of chemistry: Properties of heaviest element studied so far measured at GSI/FAIR

Superheavy element 114 (flerovium) is a volatile metal ...

15.09.2022
Path to the brown coloration of diatoms discovered

Biosynthetic pathway of the light-harvesting carotenoid fucoxanthin is surprisingly complex / Photoprotective pigments serve as precursors ...

13.09.2022
How animals use their circalunar clock to control sexual maturation and reproduction

International research team deciphers molecular mechanism that allows bristle worms to discriminate between sun- and moonlight ...

05.09.2022
Conflict of interest resolved: Wax on the body surface of ants can simultaneously optimize two essential requirements

Few components of an ant's complex waxy layer are enough to recognize members of its own colony ...

01.09.2022
Less risk, less costs: Portable spectroscopy devices could soon become real

New method for the detection of alcohols combines zero- to ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance with the SABRE-Relay hyperpolarization technique ...

29.07.2022
European University Alliance FORTHEM granted EUR 14.4 million by the European Commission for additional four years

FORTHEM partners will further expand their mobility offerings for students and staff as well as their common infrastructure moving toward a transnational European University ...

27.07.2022
Driving the energy transition: Iron as a potential key material in facilitating the large-scale storage and transport of carbon-free energy

TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes of the German Aerospace Center collaborate in the new Clean Circles project ...

26.07.2022
Urban sites such as Berkeley and Brooklyn have their individual magnetic pulse

Multidisciplinary study uses magnetometers to investigate the magnetic fields of metropolitan areas ...

25.07.2022
Clusters4Future approval for JGU to translate electro-organic synthesis

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research will provide up to EUR 45 million in funding to regional research network / Cluster at the Mainz University Medical Center studying cardiovascular diseases also successful in national competition ...

22.07.2022
Half-time for the FIT FORTHEM project

Project of the European Universities FORTHEM Alliance will continue its successful activities over the coming 18 months ...

14.07.2022
Most complex protein knots

Theoretical physicists at JGU put Google's artificial intelligence AlphaFold to the test and find the most complex protein knots so far ...

06.07.2022
Photorhabdus luminescens – a true all-rounder: Insect pathogenic bacterium also helps to combat fungal infestation

Using beneficial microorganisms in plant protection not only as bioinsecticides but also as biofungicides could make agriculture more sustainable and improve food security ...

04.07.2022
Obstacle course for microscopic whirlwinds

Joint project involving experimental and theoretical physicists and coordinated by JGU is providing greater insight into the pinning effects of skyrmions ...

04.07.2022
After three years: Start of first particle collisions at unprecedented energies at LHC

The ATLAS detector more powerful than ever – with major contributions from Mainz University ...

28.06.2022
Lava ejected during Cumbre Vieja eruption was unusually fluid

Researchers at Mainz University determine that the lava from the recent volcanic eruption on La Palma was particularly low in viscosity ...

21.06.2022
Excellent scores for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the 2022 U-Multirank

Top rankings in the dimensions of Teaching & Learning, Research, Knowledge Transfer, and International Orientation ...

20.06.2022
Damaged plants and fake perfumes can be identified reliably in real time

Researchers develop a highly sensitive novel technique capable of detecting chiral molecules within complex gas mixtures ...

09.06.2022
Third funding period for collaborative research center investigating soft matter simulation

German Research Foundation approves further four-year funding of the joint Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 146 of JGU, TU Darmstadt, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research ...

09.06.2022
German Research Foundation approves funding for excellent research in JGU's core research areas

Successful collaborative projects confirm research strength of the Rhine-Main Universities strategic alliance ...

03.06.2022
A novel path for sustainable photon upconversion with non-precious metals

Scientists in Mainz and Berlin use chromium for efficient green-to-blue photon upconversion ...

30.05.2022
Hans Lennernäs will use his Humboldt Research Award to join colleagues at JGU

Leading international pharmaceutical scientist from Uppsala University will collaborate with his JGU host Peter Langguth to reduce side effects of chemotherapy ...

19.05.2022
Award for meta-analysis on the relationship between job stressors and burnout

Researchers of Mainz University and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin receive the 2022 Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award for a publication in Psychological Bulletin ...

13.05.2022
Genetic origins of the world’s first farmers clarified

New study published in the journal Cell ...

03.05.2022
Researchers at the University Medical Center Mainz develop drug against fatty liver hepatitis

Innovative fatty acid proves highly effective and well tolerated in clinical trial ...

26.04.2022
New invisibility cloak for therapeutics: Holger Frey receives ERC Advanced Grant to support his innovative research

Future process aims at preserving the advantages of PEGylation for the use in nanomedicine while avoiding recognition of the new PEG structures by the immune system ...

19.04.2022
Gutenberg Research Award 2022 for Rainer Blatt

JGU to bestow its most prestigious research award on quantum physicist Rainer Blatt of the University of Innsbruck ...

11.04.2022
Photon-photon interactions in the Standard Model and beyond: New research unit at JGU granted DFG funding

A pure quantum effect as the key to a better understanding of the subatomic world / New research program in Mainz bundles a wide range of expertise ...

05.04.2022
Local motion detectors in fruit flies sense complex patterns generated by their own motion

Direction-selective neuron subtypes detect complex motion patterns and not uniform directions of motion ...

04.04.2022
Marion Silies receives ERC Consolidator Grant for research on adaptive functions of visual systems

EU funding for work on the adaptive properties of visual systems of insects ...

25.03.2022
Artificial hail for more accurate weather forecasts

Vertical wind tunnel at Mainz University supplies important data to facilitate the prediction of heavy rain, hail, and graupel precipitation ...

17.03.2022
Health communication needs to be adapted to the needs of differing social groups, especially in times of crisis

A representative survey of 500 ultra-Orthodox Israeli adults during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the role that digital media can play in promoting safer behavior by increasing compliance with government health regulations ...

16.03.2022
Climate change considerably threatens Europe's beech forests

Tree ring analyses reveal growth declines over recent decades / Researchers expect further, even drastic declines, especially in southern Europe ...

03.03.2022
Major political transformations can have an influence on employee wellbeing

Work in times of Brexit: New survey on the relationship between macropolitical events and personal wellbeing ...

02.03.2022
Carl Zeiss Foundation to provide funding for interdisciplinary TOPML research center for machine learning

Researchers will examine decisions made by algorithms with regard to transparency and fairness as well as data protection and the efficient use of resources ...

21.02.2022
Gutenberg Research Award for Wil Roebroeks

Most prestigious research award of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz goes to Dutch archaeologist ...

07.02.2022
Researchers find link between excessive R-loop levels and DNA damage to be a potential cause of disease

New proteomics method identifies proteins binding to R-loops and decodes the role of the DDX41 protein in opposing double-strand breaks in the cells' DNA ...

02.02.2022
Collaborative research project on quantum technology starts on the International Space Station

BECCAL will allow experiments to be conducted on board the ISS using ultracold atoms for fundamental research and for the development of quantum sensors of the future ...

01.02.2022
EUR 16 million for photonic quantum processors

BMBF project PhotonQ brings together seven universities and research institutions as well as industrial partners ...

01.02.2022
Dorothee Dormann and Rosa Rademakers collaborate in a research project on rare forms of dementia

Rademakers has won the 2021 Generet Award for Rare Diseases and will be endowed with EUR 1 million / Part of the funding will be used for research at Mainz University ...

20.01.2022
Worldwide coordinated search for dark matter

Sensor network GNOME publishes comprehensive data in Nature Physics for the first time / Nine stations in six countries involved ...

18.01.2022
Conspiracy mentality around the globe tends to be particularly pronounced on the political fringes

Results of surveys involving more than 100,000 participants in 26 countries show a correlation between belief in conspiracies and identification as far-left, and, in particular, far-right ...

10.01.2022
Matter-antimatter symmetry and antimatter gravity studied at once

BASE collaboration sets new standards / Research group from the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz involved in publication in Nature ...