On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Health care in baboons
    05.12.2019 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Female baboons avoid mating if either the male or the female themselves showed visible signs of sexually transmitted diseases - but the males did not.

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  2. Creating real knowledge
    04.12.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    The volume of information continues to grow rapidly, but our real knowledge is not. A new database aims to shed light on "knowledge in the dark".

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  3. Merging galaxies
    22.11.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    For the first time, astronomers have discovered three black holes at the core of one galaxy - a new hint for understanding the evolution of galaxies over time.

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  4. Ecologically intact rivers
    21.11.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    The total willingness to pay for ecologically intact rivers in four european countries amounts to 27 to 47 billion euros per year.

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  5. Celestial turbulences
    20.11.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    Vertical air motions increase ice formation in mixed-phase clouds, as researchers were able to observe for the first time in nature.

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  6. Surveillance with consequences
    20.11.2019 · ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Citizens who lived in counties of the GDR, where the proportion of Stasi employees was relatively high, are in a worse economic situation today.

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  7. Synapses in 3D
    19.11.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    Scientists develop a new method to map synapses in millimeter-sized brain tissue using the light microscope only on the basis of their structure.

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  8. The Earth's sulfur cycle
    19.11.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    An international research team was able to experimentally show a completely new reaction path for the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere.

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  9. The picture shows a gallium oxide chip.

    New materials for power electronics
    05.11.2019 · IKZ/FBH

    The semiconductor material beta-gallium oxide offers the best prerequisites for next-generation power electronics. To this end, a recently launched project is funded with €2 million.

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  10. Birthright Citizenship matters
    30.10.2019 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    In Germany, automatically granting birthright citizenship to children with an immigration background significantly improves their education opportunities.

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  11. The picture shows a river flowing through a green landscape.

    Putting the WFD to the test
    29.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    60 per cent of all water bodies in the EU require urgent improvement. The IGB Policy Brief offers options for action to policy makers and practitioners.

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  12. First glimpse into the hot universe
    23.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    The German space telescope eROSITA, which was successfully launched in July, has now published the first astounding images of the hot universe.

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  13. Intestinal cell renewal
    22.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    With its stem cells, the intestine is able to regenerate itself continuously. How the cell differentiation is exactly regulated, researchers have now found out.

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  14. Insufficient climate protection
    14.10.2019 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Researchers assess the German climate package and provide input for making necessary adjustments.

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  15. The picture shows a sea eagle nest.

    Sensitive neighbours
    09.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Proximity to paths and roads is a burden for white-tailed sea eagles. To prevent negative effects on the breeding performance, scientists suggest adjustments of the protection zone regulations.

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  16. The picture shows a tractor in the field.

    Underestimated hazard
    07.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Pollution by fungicides can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences for the functioning of aquatic systems – like effects on algal blooms.

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  17. The picture shows a cow shed.

    Redefining cattle breeding
    25.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

    Within the cattle farming industry, there are tensions between world nutrition, animal welfare and environmental consequences. A major international research project will generate key information needed for basic research.

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  18. The picture shows Prof. Ufuk Akcigit.

    Effects of privatisation
    19.09.2019 · Halle Institute for Economic Research

    Award-winning US economist Ufuk Akcigit begins a large-scale research project at the Leibniz-IWH.

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  19. The picture shows a dense thicket.

    Grow or defend yourself
    18.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    Plants experience a trade-off between growth and defence, being unable to do both simultaneously. Recent findings are offering new insight.

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  20. The picture shows a computer-animated Nanobot.

    Micro robots in surgery
    18.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    Visional minimal invasive microsurgery - with the first-time real-time tracking of mobile micro-objects deep in the tissue, a decisive step has been taken.

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