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optical pressure sensor

Scientists Develop Highly Sensitive Molecular Optical Pressure Sensor

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Université de Montréal in Canada have developed a molecular system capable of very precise...
Neandertals

Neandertals Practiced Close-Range Hunting 120,000 Years Ago

An international team of scientists reports the oldest unambiguous hunting lesions documented in the history of humankind. The lesions were found on skeletons of...
nerve cells

Direct Conversion of Non-Neuronal Cells into Nerve Cells

It was already in 2012 that a team of scientists headed by Professor Benedikt Berninger first succeeded in reprogramming connective tissue cells present in...
Opium Alkaloids

Synthesis of Opium Alkaloids Using Electric Current

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have mastered a nearly 50-year-old challenge of electrosynthetic chemistry, namely the electrochemical synthesis of thebaine. The chemists...
laser

Probing Nobelium with Laser Light

Sizes and shapes of nuclei with more than 100 protons were so far experimentally inaccessible. Laser spectroscopy is an established technique in measuring fundamental...
Mysterious IceCube

Mysterious IceCube Event May Be Caused by a Tau Neutrino

It was just eight years ago that the IceCube detector, a research center located at the South Pole to detect neutrinos emanating from the...
myopia

161 Genetic Factors for Myopia Identified

The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the...
lung cancer

On the Search for New Approaches to Cure Lung Cancer

Protein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types...
noise pollution

Noise Brings the Heart out of the Rhythm

As the level of noise increases, the incidence of atrial fibrillation increases dramatically. Scientists from the Center for Cardiology of the Mainz University Medical Center...
magnon spintronics

Construction Set of Magnon Logic Extended: Magnon Spin Currents Can Be...

In the emerging field of magnon spintronics, researchers investigate the possibility to transport and process information by means of so-called magnon spin currents. In...
elongated heads

New Insights into the Origin of Elongated Heads in Early Medieval...

The transition from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages in Europe is marked by two key events in European history, the fall of the...
tropical rainforests

Geological Change Confirmed as a Factor Behind the Extensive Diversity in...

The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. Nowhere else are there quite...
Quantum chemistry

Quantum Chemistry Solves the Mystery of Why There Are These 20...

Using quantum chemical methods, a team of researchers led by Dr. Matthias Granold and Professor Bernd Moosmann of the Institute of Pathobiochemistry at Johannes...
Antiferromagnets

Antiferromagnets Prove Their Potential for Spin-Based Information Technology

Within the emerging field of spin-based electronics, or spintronics, information is typically defined by the orientation of the magnetization of ferromagnets. Researchers have recently...
ultracold neutron

New Record at Ultracold Neutron Source in Mainz

Some ten years ago, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) entered a new field of research by starting to generate ultracold neutrons (UCN) for use...
3D Film

Real and Artificially Generated 3-D Films Are Nearly Impossible to Distinguish

For viewers it seems to be very difficult to tell the difference between real and artificially rendered 3-D films. Psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University...
Nuclear Waste

Mainz Physicists Propose a New Method for Monitoring Nuclear Waste

New scientific findings suggest neutrino detectors may play an important role in ensuring better monitoring and safer storage of radioactive material in nuclear waste...
Electrochemistry

Electrochemistry Opens up Novel Access to Important Classes of Substances

Electrochemistry has undergone a renaissance in recent years and numerous research groups are currently working on the environmentally friendly production or conversion of molecules....
antiferromagnetic, stem cells, fatty liver disease, schizophrenia, Multiple sclerosis, collaboration, RNA modification, multiple sclerosis, spin Seebeck effect, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, Endocrine cells, short-sightedness

Method of Accelerating the Maturation of Stem Cells to Form Neurons...

Very little is still known about how neurons can be generated from stem cells. Researchers at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University...
Chromosomes

Chromosomes May Be Knotted

Everyone knows that long bits of yarn, or charging cables and the like, tend to get quickly tangled and form nasty knots. Little is...