New approach to HIV treatment

German Primate Center

A cure for the deadly virus infection HIV has not yet been found. Scientists have now developed a new treatment strategy against the HIV-related Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV).     more info


Prenatal stress in monkeys

German Primate Center

The offspring of mothers that are stressed grow faster. But they pay for that with slower motoric development and probably also a weakened immune system.  more info

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Not one, but four giraffe species

Senckenberg Nature Research Society

A large study on the genetic makeup of giraffe shows that there are four distinct giraffe species. Until now, only one giraffe species had been recognized. more info

Social image concerns promote cooperation

Institute for the world economy

Long before Facebook and eBay: concerns about social image are key factors in human behavior. We tend to cooperate better when our social image is at stake. more info

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Biodiversity can help mitigate climate risks

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

A forest with greater diversity of plants can better adjust to climatic stress. Now for the first time, a team of scientists can show this in computer simulations of the Amazon region. more info


Solutions for future integration?

16/09/2016 | German Institute for Economic Research

Scientists researched the integration of refugees who arrived in Germany between 1990 and 2010. The study on past refugees helps develop possible solutions for future integration. more info

Discovery of an ape virus in an Indonesian rodent species

29/08/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

The gibbon ape leukemia virus is a medically important tool in cancer therapies. It is thought to have originated from a cross-species transmission and may not originally be a primate virus at all. more info

Nerve cells with a sense of rhythm

26/08/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Thinking, feeling, acting - our brain is the control center in the head that steers everything we do. Neuroscientists show how nerve cells communicate with each other in neural networks. more info

A Vegan Gone Extinct

25/08/2016 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

The Cave Bear subsisted on a purely vegan diet. Scientists propose that it was this inflexible diet that led to the bear’s extinction approximately 25,000 years ago. more info

Damages grow faster than our economy

24/08/2016 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Can we economically outgrow climate change damages? Not for hurricanes we can't. Researchers now analyzed the magnitude of future hurricane losses in relation to economic growth. more info

Real-time analysis for medical diagnostics

19/08/2016 | Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Scientists have managed to successfully apply the spectral imaging method, developed in astrophysics, to diagnostics in the field of medicine. more info

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