On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Where to put the poultry dung?
    25.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy

    A new modelling approach provides more robust results on the emission of climate-relevant gases from manure management and, thus, offers decision support for the climate-friendly use of poultry manure.

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  2. Intervention against aging?
    24.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Metformin is a common type 2 diabetes drug that is able to extend the life span of young non-diabetic animals. Recent findings suggest that aging sets a limit for the health span benefits.

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  3. Loyal couples in the rainforest
    23.11.2020 · Deutsches Primatenzentrum - Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung

    Coppery titi monkeys living in the Amazon lowland rainforest seem to be monogamous. Mate choice is so successful that a potential genetic advantage does not outweigh the social costs of infidelity.

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  4. Master of adaptation
    23.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    The largest freshwater bacterium, Achromatium oxaliferum, is highly flexible in its requirements. It lives in places that differ extremely in environmental conditions such as hot springs and ice water.

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  5. Starved, stuffed, squandered
    19.11.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Researchers assessed the consequences if the current nutrition transition continues. By 2050, more than 4 billion people could be overweight, while 500 million people continue to be underweight.

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  6. New rodent genus discovered
    17.11.2020 · Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

    A recent scientific study carried out in two Ecuadorian protected areas led to the discovery of a new genus of rice rats containing at least three new species with a unique tooth pattern.

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  7. Bird diversity in cities
    17.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    The more prey is available, the more diverse the urban bird communities are. A team of scientists collaborated to analyse breeding bird data gathered by citizen scientists.

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  8. Positive effects of citizenship
    17.11.2020 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Researchers found that citizenship by birth might lead to better school performance for children of migrants.

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  9. As if in a flip-book
    17.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    Using a sediment core from the Black Sea geologists reconstructed a climate warming 41,000 years ago. The in-depth study contributes to the understanding of recent global warming.

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  10. The architecture of bacteria eaters
    17.11.2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    With growing antibiotic resistance, phages have become the focus of research. Now there are new insights into its structure.

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  11. New primate species discovered in Myanmar
    16.11.2020 · Deutsches Primatenzentrum - Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung

    The Popa langur is described in a new scientific paper that documents the extensive genetic and morphological studies and field surveys. Altogether there are only 200 to 250 animals of the new species.

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  12. Digital key technology
    11.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    The Leibniz-IPHT is a partner in the new European center for photonics innovations. The major initiative is funded with 19 million euros and is designed to help companies by introducing light-based technologies.

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  13. Sweet taste reduces appetite?
    11.11.2020 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    To date, very little is known about how sweetness perception contributes to satiety. A study provides new insights into the taste of sugar, energy intake and the regulatory process of hunger and satiety.

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  14. Partial autonomy
    10.11.2020 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    The process of one species splitting into two new ones does not have to lead to its complete isolation. A new study raises questions regarding the current concept of biological species.

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  15. Cellular waste disposal
    10.11.2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Autophagy protects our neurons in the brain, but evidently for entirely different reasons than previously assumed.

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  16. New therapeutic approach for breast cancer
    10.11.2020 · Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

    The enzyme EDI3 is associated with changes in the metabolism of cancer cells. A research team now focuses on the potential of EDI3 as a therapeutic target in a specific breast cancer subgroup.

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  17. More plant diversity, less pesticides
    09.11.2020 · Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

    The results of two long-term experiments show that increasing plant biodiversity could help reduce pesticide inputs in agricultural systems by enhancing natural biological control.

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  18. Animal health
    05.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

    Scientists have succeeded for the first time in identifying a physiological marker that allows reliable predictions on the metabolic stability of dairy cows.

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  19. Fruitful symbiosis
    05.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

    Scientists develop a mycorrhizal fungi substrate for commercial tomato production. Large-scale trials revealed that it boosts fruit crop in terms of quality and richness of content.

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  20. Hemp = alternative to cotton?
    05.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy

    Hemp plants use water for biomass production about six times more efficiently than cotton and offer great potential for being cultivated under relatively dry conditions.

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