On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Cichlid

    Immaculate Conception
    02/22/2024 · Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

    A cichlid lives in an aquarium - alone. Suddenly it has offspring. How is that possible?

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  2. Pink mushrooms on tree trunk

    An enzyme as a multi-talent
    01/24/2024 · Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie - Hans-Knöll-Institut

    The natural substance panepoxydone is seen as a source of hope in medicine, partly due to its antimicrobial effect. A deeper understanding of its biosynthesis could facilitate future applications.

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  3. Sweets

    How our emotions influence what we eat
    01/22/2024 · Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS

    Emotional states, especially negative stress, have a significant influence on dietary choices in adolescents.

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  4. Cells

    Surprising healing property
    01/22/2024 · Leibniz Institute for Immunotherapy

    Killer T cells of the immune system not only eliminate pathologically altered cells, but also promote the subsequent tissue wound healing process.

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  5. Tracking immune cells’ travels
    01/10/2024 · Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V.

    Immune cells are not always beneficial: in the wrong place, they can cause major damage. A new technique makes it easier to track - and potentially control - their path through the body.

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  6. Snow and ice-covered mountain peaks

    Cleaner air, less snow melt
    12/20/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    The Corona pandemic has reduced the melting of Himalayan glaciers.

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  7. Forest in fog

    More stress, more odours?
    12/19/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    Plants emit odours for a variety of reasons, such as to communicate with each other. For the first time, researchers were able to show that species-rich forests emit less of these gases than monocultures.

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  8. Simulation of cosmic rays

    Cosmic wave
    12/15/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Scientists have discovered a new plasma instability that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the origin of cosmic rays and their dynamic impact on galaxies.

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  9. A rocket of the MAIUS-2-Mission

    Hightech at high altitude
    12/11/2023 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

    High-flying with Leibniz technology: Laser modules play an important role in the MAIUS-2 mission launched into space in December.

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  10. The galaxy M82

    Galactic gales
    12/07/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Under certain circumstances galaxies release huge quantities of matter into their environment. Such “galactic winds” are by no means rare, but actually occur frequently.

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  11. Purple illuminated greenhouse

    11/30/2023 · Leibniz Association

    The Leibniz Association is committed to the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in its organisations. 

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  12. Two identical looking fish

    Clonal fish may spawn differently
    11/30/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Fish with identical genetic material that are reared under highly standardised environments systematically differ in the number and size of offspring per reproduction cycle, two crucial indicators of biological fitness.

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  13. People wearing masks at an Italian market.

    Corona pandemic: Distorted memories
    11/02/2023 · Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

    Depending on identification with vaccination status, both groups have polarised perceptions of the past.

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  14. Israeli flag

    Solidarity with Israel
    10/12/2023 · Leibniz Association

    Statement of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany regarding the current situation in Israel

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  15. Statement on the attack against Israel
    10/09/2023 · Leibniz Association

    The Leibniz Association condemns the terrorist attack on Israel in the strongest terms.

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  16. Mosquitoes collected, identified, and tested for viruses by the scientific team

    Decreasing biodiversity may promote spread of viruses
    09/27/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    The destruction of tropical rainforests harms the diversity of mosquito species. At the same time, more resilient species of mosquitoes become more prevalent – which also means the viruses they carry are more abundant.

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  17. Woman is pushed into MRI

    Strong signals for improved diagnostics
    09/06/2023 · DWI - Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien

    For the first time, scientists have succeeded in in amplifying the nuclear spin signal of a DNA biomolecule, which specifically binds to cancer cells, by several orders of magnitude.

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  18. Black and white photo of the loading of a lift van onto a ship

    Database for looted Jewish property
    09/06/2023 · German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History

    A new database can be used to search for removal goods of Jewish refugees expropriated during National Socialism.

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  19. Forest pond

    Small waters, big concerns
    09/05/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Small standing water bodies such as natural or artificial ponds, kettle holes or park waters suffer particularly from the lack of water. Across Europe, many have dried up completely.

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    Direct formation of sulfuric acid in the atmosphere without considering SO2
    08/30/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    A new reaction pathway shows direct formation of sulfuric acid from reduced sulfur compounds that is particularly important at cloud edges and over the pristine oceans.

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