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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.
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.
Survival of herbivores
18.09.2019 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
The increasing spread of forests and humans led to the extinction of the aurochs. A study examines the effects of environmental changes in the Holocene on megaherbivores.
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.
16.09.2019 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
A breakthrough with transistors based on gallium oxide enables energy-efficient power electronics – components that are indispensable for our future.
16.09.2019 · Kiel Institute for the World Economy
A study illustrates that a susbstantial share of development aid is spent within the donor countries’ own borders and is not tackling the root causes of migration.
11.09.2019 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
Prof. Volker Haucke, Director at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), has been elected to the renowned scientific academy.
11.09.2019 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research
The brain’s specialized color and motion circuits use different frequencies to broadcast their output to areas that combine the various visual feature components into a unified percept.
11.09.2019 · Museum für Naturkunde
Since lizards are cold-blooded animals, they depend on warmth and solar radiation to attain the temperatures they like. Will they benefit from global warming?
11.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
A new eye scan provides detailed information on the condition of the retinal tissue and thus detects eye diseases sooner.
04.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
For the first time, reseachers detected the chemical element potassium at high resolution in the atmosphere of an exoplanet.
Single event or epidemic?
02.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
A study shows how mating behaviour and movement patterns influence the dynamics of animal diseases.
26.08.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
A team of veterinarians successfully harvested eggs from the last northern white rhinos in an attempt to save them from extinction.
16.08.2019 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research
Behavioral scientists have observed that the more similar male Assamese macaques are in their personality, the stronger their social bonds.
14.08.2019 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
A research team has now identified the molecular components of a previously unknown ion channel. It may play a role in the development of heart attacks.
09.08.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
From 1970 to 2012, global populations of freshwater megafauna declined by 88 percent – twice the loss of vertebrate populations on land or in the ocean.
09.08.2019 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
A new process for cancer treatment transforms proteins and antibodies into stable, highly functional drug transporters, with which tumor cells can be detected and killed.
06.08.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Might bacteria rid the oceans of microplastics? A comprehensive review study bursts all hope.
New director at the DWI
05.08.2019 · DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
Prof. Stefan Hecht is the new Scientific Director of the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials.
02.08.2019 · WZB Berlin Social Science Center
When mothers and fathers work long hours, their preschool children are more likely to become overweight or obese.
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