Limiting short-lived pollutants cannot buy time on CO2 mitigation

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Targeting emissions of non-CO2 gases and air pollutants with climate effects might only produce small benefits for long-term climate change. more info

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Algae against HIV

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Extracts of brown algae may be effective against human immunodeficiency virus HIV-1 infection. The Algae also possess other unknown molecules which are suspected to fight other diseases. more info


Eat sugar, live longer?

Leibniz Institute for Age Research

Aging mice that were switched to a sugar-rich diet exhibited a 20 percent increase in lifespan compared to other mice. It now needs to be tested whether the results hold true in humans.  more info


Antibiotics – more harm than good?

Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS

A Study of 5 EU member states shows: Antibiotics are prescribed too often. Their utilization promotes the emergence of multi-resistant germs and exposes children to the risk of side effects.  more info

Education pays off

Centre for European Economic Research

German State revenues generated by taxes and duties of employees with a vocational training or a university degree are considerably higher than the public expenditures invested in their education. more info



Global boom in hydropower expected this decade

13/11/2014 | Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

A boom in hydropower dam construction is underway. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity. more info

Informative visit to the toilet

03/11/2014 | German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Lemurs use communal latrines as information exchange centers. In particular, the urine left on latrine trees serves as a method to maintain contact to family members. more info

Big foray in the „DNA pool”

28/10/2014 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Scientists found a simple way to retrieve genomes from a mix of various organisms. The discovery opens doors to completely new possibilities, for example  in the genetic analysis of pathogens. more info

Bowel cancer risk reduced by adopting multiple healthy behaviors

13/10/2014 | German Institute of Human Nutrition

Researchers quantified the impact of combined multiple healthy lifestyle behaviors on the risk of developing bowl cancer, and found that this impact is stronger in men than in women. more info

Renewable energies: Consumers are willing to pay

13/10/2014 | Kiel Institute for the World Economy

A worldwide comparison shows the consumers’ willingness to pay more than 10 Euros for the deployment of renewable energies, although there are significant differences from one country to another. more info

Greece: No Progress without an Innovation System

02/10/2014 | German Institute for Economic Research

Economically, Greece is still at rock bottom. At the same time, Greece has enormous research potential. To better take advantage of this, the country needs to expand its innovation system. more info

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