On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  9. Young woman covering her face with an open book

    Poor grades for schools
    08/30/2023 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    The ifo Education Survey 2023 shows a significant worsening in the grading of schools. A majority believe that school education has deteriorated due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  10. Bonobo mother with baby on her back

    Bonobos grow similarly to humans
    08/25/2023 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Human-like growth spurts in adolescence also exists in bonobos and presumably in other monkeys. Humans are less exceptional in this respect than previously thought.

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  11. Artist’s illustration of a star-planet-system

    Cool stars with powerful winds threaten exoplanetary atmospheres
    08/07/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Stars with stronger magnetic fields produce more powerful winds. These winds create unfavourable conditions for the survival of planetary atmospheres, thus affecting the possible habitability of these systems.

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  12.  Brown horse in the corridor of a stable, boxes on the right and left

    Researchers identify human odorant receptor for horse stable odor
    08/04/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    What do whisky, tobacco and horse manure have in common? The (perhaps) surprising answer: the smell. A research team has now deciphered how we perceive this scent.

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  13. Sewage plant seen from above

    Clean water with biotechnology
    08/03/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    A newly discovered combination of fungi and bacteria removes nitrate from water particularly efficiently.

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  14. Opened notebook with drawn designs, on it a pencil

    Fewer patents, more quality
    07/26/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE

    High-quality innovations are not tied to high funding of companies: Firms deliver better innovation despite lower financial resources.

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  15. Blue and red cell structures

    Tumor becomes muscle
    07/26/2023 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    A novel approach for soft tissue tumors opens new therapeutic options in cancer treatment.

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  16. Recording of stars

    The age of the lone stars
    07/24/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    How old is a star? This question is particularly tricky when stars are located outside star clusters. A new method uses fluctuations in brightness caused by rotation.

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  17. A girl jumps into the lake

    What's that in the lake?
    07/20/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Off to the lake for a swim. But what swims, grows and crawls in water? Expert knowledge for outdoor fun at the lake.

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  18. Woman with laptop and mobile phone, sitting at the window of her flat

    "Employees really value the option to work from home"
    07/19/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    Employees in Germany work from home one day a week on average. This puts them in the middle of the European field.

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  19. Burning Forrest

    Play with the fire
    07/17/2023 · Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

    Fires in tropical rainforests can lead to an irreversible ecosystem tipping point, according to a new study.

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  20. Satellite view: Canadian smoke reaches Europe

    Smoke cloud over Europe
    06/30/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    Smoke from Canadian wildfires has been hanging over Germany for weeks, affecting the atmosphere and the climate. The proof was made possible by a new laser technique.

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