On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Can we see monkeys from space?
    25.07.2017 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Using a combination of satellite and ground data, scientists propose that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously possible. The new multi-disciplinary approach provides a wealth of...

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  2. A powerful laser
    20.07.2017 · Max-Born-Institute

    Laser pulses have been used in a few laboratories worldwide to study light-induced dynamics in atoms and molecules. Now a powerful laser system enables an entirely new class of experiments.

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  3. Introducing antibodies into cells
    20.07.2017 · Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Scientists have managed to introduce nano antibodies into living cells. The "nanobodies" open up a new door to treatments for diseases that have so far been untreatable.

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  4. Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena
    11.07.2017 ·

    Senate Statement incl. attachments

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  5. Wild emmer wheat genome sequence published
    20.07.2017 · Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    A team of researchers has published the first-ever wild emmer wheat genome sequence. The study will have a significant impact on the global food supply and world hunger.

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  6. From dry to wet
    10.07.2017 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Climate change could turn one of Africa's driest regions into a very wet one. Scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel.

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  7. A hidden water resource
    10.07.2017 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    Fresh water springs in oceans are widespread, but easy to overlook. Science hasn’t as yet given them much thought. For many people living on the coasts these springs are of great benefit.

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  8. Phages in 3D
    03.07.2017 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Phages have become a focus of research in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Researchers have now developed a new method to determine the structure of phages down to the atomic level.

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  9. What makes a movement feel strenuous?
    07.06.2017 · German Primate Center

    The physical effort associated with executing an action hences a decision factor. Understanding how we estimate movement effort is thus necessary to understand how we take decisions.

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  10. New therapeutic attack point
    08.06.2017 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. Scientists succeeded in locating a crucial off-switch for the central cell control.

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  11. Bats are attracted to green light
    08.06.2017 · Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Artificial light at night is thought to affect bats and could disrupt migratory paths. Migratory bats are also attracted by green light - an important consideration when designing night time illumination.

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  12. Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
    08.06.2017 · Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroskopy

    An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy.

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  13. Climate change increases risks for forests
    31.05.2017 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Fires, storms, insects: all of them result in stress for the forests of the Earth — and they are all influenced by climate change. A new study shows that increasing risks for forests have to be expected in the future.

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  14. More flexible Solidarity
    31.05.2017 · Institute for the World Economy

    How can the responsibility for refugees be distributed more fairly — globally and within the EU? The MEDAM team launched its first annual assessment report addressing current challenges.

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  15. Micro delivery service for fertilizers
    29.05.2017 · DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

    Plants can absorb nutrients through their leaves, but foliar fertilization over an extended period is difficult. German researchers have now introduced an efficient delivery system for micronutrients based on biohybrid microgels.

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  16. Follow your memory
    24.05.2017 · Senckenberg Research Institute

    Zebras may use memory to guide their migration each year. In contrast, current vegetation conditions along the way are less important for the orientation.

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  17. Two Giants Discovered in Madagascar
    24.05.2017 · Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

    Two species of giant pill-millipedes, newly described from shrinking rainforest fragments in northern Madagascar show the importance of the sustainable use of small forest patches in the tropics.

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  18. Ventilation for corals
    23.05.2017 · Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research

    Many stony corals live in close partnership with different species of damselfish. Reef ecologists have now discovered a previously unknown advantage for the corals: The fish support them in their photosynthesis.

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  19. Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions
    18.05.2017 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows.

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  20. Is individuality unavoidable?
    18.05.2017 · Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Same genes, same environment, different personality: a recent study shed a new light on the question of which factors are responsible for the individuality of vertebrate animals.

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