Universitaet Mainz

The Johann Gutenberg University of Mainz, (University of Mainz) roots extend to its establishment in 1477 in Mainz, Germany. A rebirth of the university took place following World War II. Today, the university is at the epi-center of innovative scientific research in nuclear and particle physics, chemistry, immunology and medical research. The student body of the university includes more than 35,000 students from over 130 countries around the globe and a host of top notch professor-researchers.

Address
Postfach, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
Website
http://www.uni-mainz.de/eng/index.php
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Mainz

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Toward an improved treatment of anxiety disorders

Traumatic experiences can become deeply entrenched in a person's memory. How can fears following a traumatic event be reduced in the long term and prevented from becoming a permanent stress-related disorder? Researchers at ...

Genetics

How glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells

Two types of cells are active in the brain: nerve cells and glial cells. Glial cells have long been regarded primarily as supportive cells, but researchers increasingly recognize that they play an active role in the communication ...

Oncology & Cancer

How skin cancer cells sidestep the immune system

Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered a new signal pathway employed by skin cancer cells to avoid attack by the immune system. In an animal model and through analysis of human tissue samples, ...

Cardiology

Air pollution leads to cardiovascular diseases

Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 per cent of deaths occur as a result of cardiovascular diseases. Scientists around Professor Thomas Münzel, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Distrust of power influences choice of medical procedures

First World countries have well-developed healthcare systems that employ medical regimens that have been empirically demonstrated to be effective. Despite this, many individuals in Germany and elsewhere, prefer to resort ...

Neuroscience

Direct conversion of non-neuronal cells into nerve cells

In 2012, a team of scientists headed by Professor Benedikt Berninger first succeeded in reprogramming connective tissue cells present in the brain into neurons. Until now, however, it was completely unknown which intermediate ...

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