On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Flying squirrels without and with ultraviolet irradiation

    Glowing mammals
    05/09/2022 · Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science

    Recent discoveries highlighted that the fur of various mammal species glows in shades of pink and red when exposed to ultraviolet light. Researchers identified the molecule porphyrin as the source of this property.

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  2. Bee on open flower

    Open Access works
    04/28/2022 · TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

    Open access is the free access to scholarly publications. A new study confirms its benefits and clarifies reservations. 

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  3. Green wheat field

    Global trade, not self-sufficiency
    04/27/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent prices soaring for agricultural commodities. Open and competitive global trade is needed to overcome trade disruptions and create supply structures. 

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  4. Integration in rural areas
    04/26/2022 · Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

    The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography has published a brochure with guidelines for the effective integration of non-EU migrants in rural regions of Central Europe.

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  5. Coral reef

    Remote reefs recover quickly
    04/25/2022 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    Coral bleaching can cause large-scale community changes in habitats. New research shows that coral reefs in remote protected areas can recover quickly. 

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  6. Chip-based infection model
    04/19/2022 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

    A chip developed by Jena researchers enables live microscopic observation of damage to lung tissue. The development can help reduce the number of animal experiments. 

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  7. Residential buildings in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin

    Rent cap shrank supply
    04/12/2022 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    The supply of rental properties in Berlin has shrunk by up to 60 percent due to the city's rent cap and has been holding at that level since the cap was lifted. 

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  8. Illuminated street lamps during snowfall

    Creating dark infrastructure
    04/12/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Artificial light can act as a barrier, especially for nocturnal animals. Therefore, an international research team advocates the worldwide development of a dark infrastructure. 

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  9. Submarine at the bottom of the sea

    Depth drives diversity
    03/31/2022 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    By using records of bottom-dwelling marine animals, scientists show that water depth is the main driver of species communities. Previously, water temperature was thought to be the determining factor. 

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  10. Grain field

    Threatened food security
    03/31/2022 · Kiel Institute for the World Economy

    Russias invasion of Ukraine threatens food security in Africa. Should grain exports decrease substantially some of the poorest countries would probably face a serious hunger crisis.

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  11. Flying Vampire Bat

    Vampires with genetic defects
    03/29/2022 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Vampire bats feed exclusively on the blood of other vertebrates. A detailed analysis of the genome of the animals now provides new insights into the evolution of dietary adaptions. 

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  12. A female Mongolian gazelle with transmitter.

    Walk of life
    03/21/2022 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Over a period of five years, Senckenberg scientists analyzed the data on the movement of a female gazelle. The data provide important information for the protection of these nomadic animals. 

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  13. Wheat field

    Food crisis calls for demand-side action
    03/21/2022 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    The global food system is impacted by the war in Ukraine. In a statement scientists propose three levers for coping with the shocks while also ensuring human health and long-term sustainable development.

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  14. Statement on the war in Ukraine
    03/18/2022 ·

    Statement of the Leibniz Research Network „Central and Eastern Europe“ on the war in Ukraine and relations with colleagues in Russia

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  15. Ukrainian flag

    Solidarity with Ukraine
    02/25/2022 · Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany

    Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany takes action.

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  16. It's the rhythm that counts
    02/22/2022 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Focusing on what's important is one of the main tasks of our brain. Scientists have now investigated in how the attentional selection of the oscillatory neural activity works. 

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  17. Candida albicans illustration

    Hijacked immune system
    02/10/2022 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

    In immunocompromised people Candida albicans can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections. A research team has now discovered that the fungus specifically exploits human immune defenses to do this.

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  18. Affective teaching
    01/17/2022 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    After the introduction of ethics classes, support for traditional attitudes eroded. Conversely, the teaching reform had no effect on life satisfaction or ethical behaviors such as volunteerism. 

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  19. Mountain lake with clear water

    Lessons from the Ice Age
    01/17/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

     Mountain lakes clearly react to climate change in their ecology. They are likely to change significantly in the coming decades.

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  20. Dark rain clouds over hilly landscape

    Rainy days harm the economy
    01/13/2022 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Economies across the world are slowed down by more wet days and extreme daily rainfall. Rich countries are most severely affected.

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