The history of horse coat colours

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Human preferences for horse coat colours have changed greatly over time. A new study reveals that the diversity of coat colours in horses has been strongly affected by cultural differences. more info

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

© IfW/Gianluca Grimalda


Nagoya Protocol Creates Disadvantages

07/12/2016 | Leibniz-Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures

The international agreement is unlikely to generate revenues for developing countries, but instead threatens collaborative microbiological... more info

Gases important for cloud formation

07/12/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Particles from gases play an important role in the formation of clouds. Now an additional reaction pathway could be proved and explains why these gases are formed during the daytime under sunlight. more info

Back to the Start

07/12/2016 | Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Leibniz-Researchers show that the re-activation of embryonic genes after muscle injury in old age impairs the functionality of muscle stem cells — instead of improving it.  more info

Lack of equal rights

07/12/2016 | The German Institute for Economic Research Berlin

DIW Berlin examined the causes for the gender gap in financial literacy in several countries. Cultural factors play a key role in addition to income, education, and experience.  more info

Impact of sea smell overestimated

04/11/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

The formation of sulfur dioxide from the oxidation of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and, thus, of cooling clouds over the oceans seems to be overvalued in current climate models.  more info

High-Protein Diets Reduce Liver Fat

03/11/2016 | German Institute of Human Nutrition

According to a new nutritional study on individuals with type 2 diabetes, high-protein diets reduced liver fat by up to 48 percent within six weeks.  more info

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