On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. The world’s biggest telescope gets the world’s best instrumentation
    07.04.2016 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Scientists have begun mapping out the specifications for the High Resolution Spectrograph HIRES that will be part of the instrument suite on ESO’s forthcoming European Extremely Large Telescope.

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  2. Optimized analytics
    07.04.2016 · INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    If nanoparticles are lost in the analytical apparatus, they are not detected, and a “false negative” result occurs. Researchers managed to reduce the loss and to improve the limit of detection.

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  3. Unnoticed Sex Reversal in Amphibians
    06.04.2016 · Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Hormonally active substances can affect the hormonal system and the sexual development of animals. Artificial estrogen can lead to a complete feminization of genetic males.

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  4. Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Großbeeren
    17.03.2016 ·

    Senate Statement incl. attachments

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  5. “Even if this was feasible, it would only buy time”
    06.04.2016 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Future sea-level rise is a problem probably too big to be solved even by unprecedented geo-engineering such as pumping water masses onto the Antarctic continent.

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  6. Gender-based division of household labor persists
    11.03.2016 · German Institute for Economic Research

    Germany: Even in two-income households, women who work full time are still doing considerably more housework than their male counterparts - and hardly any changes are in sight.

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  7. Border Controls Will Come at a Low Price for Austrians
    11.03.2016 · Ifo Institute

    The results of a new study show: Checks on persons at all borders on the Balkan and Italian routes would cost Austria between 80 and 210 million euros at its current annual economic output.

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  8. Netherlandish drawings
    03.03.2016 · Germanisches Nationalmuseum

    The prominent role of graphic art is reflected in the GNM's holdings of Netherlandish drawings of the 15th to 18th century, which are now being shown for the first time in a special exhibition.

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  9. Link between gene expression and longevity
    02.03.2016 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Researchers found that when genes involved in a cell's energy production are less active at a young age, the African turquoise killifish tend to live longer.

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  10. How we keep track of what matters
    23.02.2016 · German Primate Center

    The visual system keeps track of relevant objects even as eye movements are made, shows a study. The results are likely to be important for our understanding of disorders like schizophrenia.

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  11. All sugars are not alike
    23.02.2016 · German Institute of Human Nutrition

    Isomaltulose is better than table sugar for people with type 2 diabetes. A study explains the metabolic mechanisms.

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  12. Small clumps in the body: how nanoparticles react to proteins
    18.02.2016 · Leibniz-Institute for New Materials

    Scientists have found out that the protein haemoglobin influences the aggregation of individual gold nanoparticles to form clumps.

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  13. Better water management could halve the global food gap
    18.02.2016 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Scientists investigated systematically the worldwide potential to produce more food with the same amount of water by optimizing rain use and irrigation.

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  14. Sex with the other species
    16.02.2016 · Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisherie

    Mating of European and Eastern tree frogs in the lowlands of Poland results in hybrid frogs that carry sex chromosomes from both species.

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  15. More and more schoolchildren are using paid tutoring
    12.02.2016 · German Institute for Economic Research

    The Proportion of tutored students is nearly twice as high as 15 years ago. The household income is becoming a less influential factor.

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  16. Spinosaurus
    11.02.2016 · Museum für Naturkunde

    The first life-sized skeleton model of the giant predatory dinosaur in the world goes on display at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.

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  17. Label-free detection of viruses
    11.02.2016 · Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology

    Researchers have succeeded in the label-free detection of freely diffusing viruses measuring smaller than 20 nanometres.

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  18. A penis in amber
    12.02.2016 · Museum für Naturkunde

    Researchers published the unusual discovery of a 99 million year old harvestman with an extended penis.

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  19. King Kong was inflexible
    06.01.2016 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

    Scientists reach the conclusion that the presumably largest apes in geological history died due to their insufficient adaptability.

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  20. Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig
    25.11.2015 ·

    Senate Statement incl. attachments

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