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Nocturnal railway noise causes pronounced vascular damage

Scientists of University Medical Center Mainz explain increased occurrence of cardiovascular diseases as a result of railway noise


Polluted air shortens the lifespan of Europeans by about two years

A re-evaluation of the health risks associated with air pollution shows an unexpected high mortality risk, especially due to cardiovascular diseases


Prof. Ugur Sahin Receives German Cancer Award 2019

Prestigious award for Mainz cancer scientist


Mainz University Medical Center implanted the first motor-controlled heart valves in Europe

Innovative new treatment option for narrowed aortic valves is first used in Mainz


World's largest study confirms treatment success in minimally invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

Despite rapidly increasing intervention rates, the complication rate remains consistently low


'Small meets smaller': Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome

Mainz University Medical Center uncovers new insights into the effects of food nanoparticles on the intestinal flora


New therapeutic concept controls pathogenic T cells relevant in multiple sclerosis

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered the potential of a typhoid vaccine for treatment of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS)


The influence of probiotics on the intestinal flora of premature infants

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to promote a clinical study headed by the Mainz University Medical Center regarding the efficacy of probiotics for premature infants


New approach towards an improved treatment of anxiety disorders

Mainz-based scientists publish recent findings on resilience research in Nature Communications


How glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells

Mainz University Medical Center publishes new findings that contribute to our understanding of neurodegenerative disorders


TRON and the University Medical Center Mainz establish a new joint Immunopathology Unit

TRON gGmbH and the University Medical Center Mainz of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are establishing a new collaborative research group (Joint Unit) for Immunopathology.  The jointly funded unit will strengthen...


How skin cancer cells sidestep the immune system

Mainz-based immunologists report on a new mechanism of immune evasion in Nature Immunology


Individual stress susceptibility and glucose metabolism are linked to brain function

Perturbations in brain glucose metabolism identified as cause for stress-induced spatial memory impairments


Air pollution leads to cardiovascular diseases

International team of experts from Mainz, London and Cleveland reports on mechanisms that cause vascular damage


A human endogenous Tumor blocker discovered

Scientists of the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered novel properties of a human protein which acts as an inhibitor of virus infections and cancer


European Heart Journal reports on world`s first “Heart Valve Unit”

Article in renowned cardiology journal highlights the importance of the new treatment setting for people with heart valve problems


Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines

New method of transporting drugs published in Nature Nanotechnology


East German past and mental health

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research sponsors Mainz-based joint research project on risk and protective factors arising from life in the GDR to the sum of EUR 3.8 million


Direct conversion of non-neuronal cells into nerve cells

Researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center publish new findings in the field of neuroregeneration in Nature Neuroscience


161 genetic factors for myopia identified

Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center participate in a genetic study investigating the role of light in the development of myopia

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