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Europeans' Appearance Altered Over Five Millennia Of Natural Selection
2014-03-12 05:27:21

A great deal of research has been focused on the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. An international team of scientists has analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons, finding that natural selection has had a major effect...

How Gene Expression Differs Between Castes In Ants
2014-01-30 11:53:06

Novel or highly modified genes play a major role in the development of the different castes within ant colonies.

Giants Of Earth's History Still Pose A Wealth Of Riddles
2014-01-14 10:32:20

Sauropods, the largest land animals in Earth's history, are still mightily puzzling the scientists.

2013-09-24 10:51:07

While searching for ever smaller devices that can be used as data storage systems and novel sensors, physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have directly observed magnetization dynamics processes in magnetic nanowires and thus paved the way for further research in the field of nanomagnetism.

Transfer Of Flying Quantum Bits At The Touch Of A Button
2013-08-15 10:40:22

By means of the quantum-mechanical entanglement of spatially separated light fields, researchers in Tokyo and Mainz have managed to teleport photonic qubits with extreme reliability.

Using Substances From African Medicinal Plants To Stop Tumor Growth
2013-06-10 11:24:22

Experiments using benzophenones derived from plants originating in Cameroon produce evidence that these may be effective against multi-drug resistant cancers

2012-12-04 15:00:32

After years of basic research, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are increasingly able to understand the mechanisms underlying the human Usher syndrome and are coming ever closer to finding a successful treatment approach.

Measures Developed To Prevent Wine Indispositions
2012-11-07 12:56:51

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the DLR develop measures to prevent health problems associated with biogenic amines in wine

Physicists Around The World Cheer The Discovery Of The Higgs Particle
2012-07-13 13:12:28

Success at the world's largest particle accelerator LHC / Experiments involving scientists from Mainz University show first direct evidence of the Higgs boson

2011-12-06 23:39:07

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have set a new record for the calculation of scattering amplitudes.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.