On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Tooth with dental calculus

    Stone Age molecules
    05/08/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

    Scientists rebuild microbial natural products up to 100,000 years old using dental calculus of humans and Neanderthals.

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  2. [Translate to english:] Schwarzfußseriema im bodennahen Flug

    Sophisticated gene memory
    05/05/2023 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Frankfurt researchers develop new method to genetically compare hundreds of animal species.

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  3. JUICE (Artist's impression)

    IHP chips fly to Jupiter
    04/14/2023 · Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP)

    With the launch of JUICE Leibniz technology has also gone on the more than one billion kilometre journey.

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  4. Mosque of Bischkek

    Actors of Influence
    04/14/2023 · Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

    In Kyrgyzstan, Islamic activism of women has become increasingly important. A new analysis shows the influence of women actors on society and how their activities can be contextualised.

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  5. Johan Rockström

    Johan Rockström on TIME's List
    04/13/2023 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    TIME named PIK Director Johan Rockström to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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  6. Female engineer

    A small advantage for women
    04/12/2023 · WZB Berlin Social Science Center

    Women are as likely as men to be selected for professorships when they apply. There is even a small advantage for women among less qualified applicants.

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  7. Diamanond nanostructures

    Diamond Fever
    04/11/2023 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

    Researchers made an important step towards the quantum internet: They integrated individual qubits into optimized diamond nanostructures.

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  8. [Translate to english:] Weiblicher Fisch der transparenten klara-Linie

    A transparent fish for research
    03/20/2023 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Researchers have now succeeded in generating a transparent killifish which, with a maximum lifespan of only one year, is ideal for studies of age-related processes.

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  9. Creation of shallow water zones at a lake

    Adding habitat beats adding fish
    03/06/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    A large-scale study shows: The ecological improvement of freshwater ecosystems benefits fish and humans.

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  10. Three long-tailed macaques

    The evolution of the sense of fairness
    03/02/2023 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    A sense of fairness has long been considered purely human – but animals also react with frustration when they are treated unequally by a person.

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  11. Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope in Arizona

    On the trail of exoplanets
    03/01/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Astronomers present precise values of more than 1000 bright stars. The data will be essential to interpret the stellar light and find connections between the stars’ properties and their possibly still unknown planets.

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  12. Forest and meadow landscape

    Finding a ‘happy medium'
    02/27/2023 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research - Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research

    An international research team investigated how land in rural areas in Germany could be best used so that all user groups get as many benefits as possible, and equitably.

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  13. Woman on a staircase

    Woman and top positions
    02/23/2023 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Women face clearly identifiable and direct obstacles which prevent equal representation. A study shows two reasons.​

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  14. Green appearing lake in summer

    Blooms also like it cold
    02/22/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Cyanobacterial blooms can also occur at colder temperatures - even under ice. If the algal blooms go unnoticed, there are risks to drinking water production.

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  15. Laptop on a garden's table

    City escape
    02/17/2023 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    Working from home has motivated many people in Germany to relocate, especially former city dwellers.

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  16. Sulphur mollies swim in shoals

    Schools of fish resemble brains
    02/10/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    The best brain performance lies at the border between order and chaos. Researchers have now been able to demonstrate this hypothesis on a large school of fish.

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  17. Sideritis plant with bee

    Nature’s future pharmacy in peril
    02/08/2023 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research - Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research

    Medicinal plants could secure the medical supply of humankind – and to this end, they must be comprehensively studied and protected.

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  18. Lake surface

    Self-purification capacity of lakes
    02/06/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Microorganisms help to keep the water of lakes clean. Researchers have now shown that this detoxification of ammonium is only sustained by an extremely small number of specific archaebacteria species.

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  19. Paved road by a lake

    Not only an urban phenomenon
    01/31/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Soil sealing in rural areas is an underestimated factor in water quality degradation, a new study shows.

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  20. Chilli plant

    Spicy Plants
    01/30/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

    How do plants make those pungent substances, anyway? A group of scientists have pinpointed the crucial enzymes that gives the fruits of the pepper and the chili plant the distinctive taste.

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