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

    EarthCARE ready for launch
    05/28/2024 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    The satellite will measure clouds, aerosols and radiation in the atmosphere more precisely than ever before. This is also made possible by state-of-the-art processors.

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  2. Illustration of a diving robot

    Innovative deep-sea analysis protects the environment
    05/22/2024 · Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology

    The seafloor contains large deposits of valuable minerals and metals. A new method helps analysing them in an environmentally friendly way.

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  3. Female breast covered by hand

    New target for breast cancer drugs
    05/21/2024 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    The transcription factor TRPS1 could serve as a new target for drugs against breast cancer, a study reveals.

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  4. Group photo on a staircase

    10 years of Leibniz Mentoring
    04/15/2024 · Leibniz Association

    Leibniz Mentoring is celebrating its tenth birthday! To mark the occasion, we are holding a party and taking a look back.

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  5. Girl at a fork in the road in the forest

    Patience pays off
    03/07/2024 · Deutsches Primatenzentrum - Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung

    In a study with primates, researchers are investigating the neuronal basis of decision-making processes.

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  6. Fish of the "Arapaima" species

    Troublemakers wanted
    03/06/2024 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Large freshwater animals promote biodiversity in water bodies, but their numbers have declined worldwide. The consequences of this loss for ecosystems are still largely unexplored.

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  7. Power pole

    New method prevents power outages caused by hurricanes
    03/05/2024 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Tropical cyclones are destructive - also for power grids. However, protecting even a small part of the lines can significantly reduce outages.

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  8. Core of the vaccinia virus
    02/28/2024 · Leibniz Institute of Virology

    For decades, vaccinia virus have been well-known and utilized as a prototype of the poxvirus - however, the structure of this viruse has received little attention. Researchers now gained insights into the composition and architecture of it.

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  9. Green fish

    Loud as an elephant
    02/27/2024 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research - Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research

    Danionella cerebrum reaches a length of about 12 millimeters only. Despite its diminutive size, this tiny fish can produce sounds of over 140 decibels.

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  10. 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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  11. Mario Chemnitz demonstrates the new process in the laboratory

    Neural Networks Made of Light
    02/21/2024 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A new technology could significantly reduce the high energy demands of future AI systems. The innovation utilizes light for neuronal computing, inspired by the neural networks of the human brain.

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  12. Plastic disc with blue drop

    Eco-friendly coatings
    02/20/2024 · Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology

    PFAS coatings are considered harmful, but are still widely used, for example in the textile industry. A new method could replace them.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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