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Climate change and migration
13.05.2019 · Berlin Social Science Center
Climate change refugees are accepted by the public in Germany at a far higher rate than economic refugees. However it is often difficult to seperate the reasons why people flee in the first place.
10.05.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Sturgeon training can increase their fitness for the wild. Already a two-week learning lead made the search for food more efficient. This may facilitate the reintroduction of the endangered species.
Long live Nemo
24.04.2019 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute
Clownfish have a lifespan of about 20 years. The fish could be a new interesting animal model for research on longevity.
24.04.2019 · Museum für Naturkunde
A citizens' research project calls on people all over Germany to record nightingales in their surroundings.
18.04.2019 · INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Scientists developed adhesive structures for the treatment of eardrum injuries. The Gecko-inspired plaster not only adhere reliably, but it is also expected to improve the healing process.
15.04.2019 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Approximately one million years ago at least three additional species of hominids shared the habitat of Homo erectus on Java – a higher diversity than previously assumed.
Food in focus
12.04.2019 · German Institute of Human Nutrition
When other people look at groceries in the supermarket, they become more appealing to us.
12.04.2019 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich
Scientists identified a bitter receptor that reacts to various salts. The discovery helps to develop new therapeutics for, for example, heart disease.
05.04.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Bats rely heavily on vision when orienting over long distances since echolocation is error-prone. A study reveals the mechanisms a migratory mammal uses for navigation.
05.04.2019 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
The burning of fossil fuels is fundamentally changing our planet. A computer simulation confirms how outstandingly important changes in CO2 levels are for Earth’s climate.
Going with the flow
04.04.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Faecal bacteria are known to contaminate waters. A new model should manage the acute or sustained microbial spread in rivers.
04.04.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research
Saffron is the most expensive spice worldwide and it is mainly cultivated in Iran. A study shows that the plant originated from a Greek ancestor in Attica.
04.04.2019 · German Institute of Human Nutrition
Insulin is responsible for the fine-tuning of brain function in the central nervous system. When administered through the nose, it reduces hunger for high-sugar and high-fat food.
03.04.2019 · Leibniz-Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures
Microbiologists discovered how microbes could grow from iron-sulfur-mineral conversions – an early form of energy metabolism on primordial Earth.
Combat fake news
27.03.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut
In view of the changing practices of today’s users, there is no circumventing the need to develop rules for the governance of social media. Five guidelines provide direction.
27.03.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research
Researchers have developed a new CRISPR/Cas9 based molecular visualisation method that enables real-time investigation of genome sequences without denaturating the chromatin structure.
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin
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Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
22.03.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei
The network Natura 2000 is effective in protecting important habitat types in Germany.
13.03.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung
A recent study identified a close relative of the diphtheria causing bacterium in hedgehogs. The bacterium has already been detected in native wildlife species and can be transmitted to humans.
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