On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. The last meal
    16.03.2021 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Researchers were able to document pollen from various plant species in the abdomen of the approximately 47-million-year-old fly and to emphasize the flies‘ role as pollinators.

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  2. Dynamics in the heart of the Baltic Sea
    16.03.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    With the help of highly resolved realistic model simulations physicists have succeeded in depicting the so-called submesoscale dynamics in the Eastern Gotland Basin.

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  3. Limiting water stress risks
    09.03.2021 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    To avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management, a new study shows.

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  4. Do known drugs help against SARS-CoV-2?
    09.03.2021 · Deutsches Primatenzentrum - Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung

    Repurposing of already available medication for COVID-19 therapy is an option to shorten the road to treatment development. The drug Camostat could be suitable.

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  5. Women on the board
    09.03.2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Women on the board of companies have a positive impact on their value. A study examined the corporate board structure in seven European countries.

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  6. When wolves became dogs
    09.03.2021 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Dogs are generally considered the oldest domestic animals. The European domestic dog is presumed to have originated in Southwestern Germany.

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  7. 67 trillion particles
    09.03.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    In total, about 67 trillion microplastic particles enter the Baltic Sea each year. A study offers new insights into behaviour, sinks and reduction measures.

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  8. Intelligent plant seeds
    09.03.2021 · INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    The EU project I-Seed is developing intelligent plant seed-inspired soft robots that disperse on and in the soil to monitor soil and climate parameters.

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  9. Potential for remote working remains untapped
    04.03.2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    In Germany, many more people could be working from home. According to a recent study, only around 30 percent of employees worked from home in February.

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  10. Gulf Stream System at its weakest
    04.03.2021 · otsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Never before in over 1000 years the Gulf Stream System has been as weak as in the last decades. It is relevant for weather patterns in Europe and the US.

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  11. Bitter and anti-inflammatory
    03.03.2021 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology

    Resveratrol is a plant compound with anti-inflammatory properties found in red grapes. A recent study has now shown that the bitter receptor is involved in this effect.

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  12. Colonial history of North German Lloyds
    03.03.2021 · Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum - Leibniz-Institut für Maritime Geschichte

    As one of the largest shipping companies in the German Empire, Norddeutscher Lloyd plays an important role in the investigation of the history of colonial objects.

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  13. Sniffing for science
    03.03.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    It is often difficult to find out exactly where individual species still occur and how their populations are developing. Specially trained detection dogs can be a help in such cases.

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  14. Economists Panel on Germany’s coronavirus economic policy
    02.03.2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Almost half of participating economists are either “fairly dissatisfied” (27 percent) or “very dissatisfied” (20 percent) with Germany’s current coronavirus economic policy.

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  15. Retroviruses are re-writing the koala genome
    02.03.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    An international team of scientists now demonstrate that a retrovirus invading the koala germline explains the high frequency of koala cancer.

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  16. Niger: Women and media presence
    01.03.2021 · Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

    Women gain an increased public presence in Niger’s urban space. There they do not only promote women’s preaching but also discuss women’s rights and their role in society.

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  17. Tellurium-free and efficient
    01.03.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    The replacement of the scarce element Tellurium makes thermoelectric technology cheaper while remaining the performance.

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  18. Coronavirus debt poses no danger
    25.02.2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Most German federal states will return to their 2019 debt levels over the next five to ten years due to the economic growth, regardless of the maturity of the loans.

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  19. Selection through fishing
    25.02.2021 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Fishing primarily removes larger and more active fish from populations. It thus acts as a selection factor that favours shy fish with consequences for the fishery.

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  20. Berlin’s rent cap: One year later
    24.02.2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    In Berlin, rents prices for properties affected by the city’s rent cap have fallen. At the same time, the supply of rental properties in the regulated segment declined.

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