On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. The picture shows the Natural History Museum located in Berlin.

    Masterplan for the Natural History Museum
    11.10.2019 · Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

    The plan encompasses the development of a science campus for nature and society, new laboratories for research and collection buildings with over 30 million objects.

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  2. New pathways for protons transfer
    11.10.2019 · Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    A study shows new fundamental insights about the elementary steps of proton transport, which was a textbook chemistry problem for many years.

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  3. Tracking the HI virus
    10.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A team of researchers has now succeeded in using high-resolution imaging to visualise how AIDS pathogens multiply and thereby acquired a potential target for antiviral drugs.

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  4. The picture shows a smoking person.

    Advantages of smoking
    10.10.2019 · Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

    Nicotine stimulates the brain and increases processes of memory formation, at least in the short term. A new project will examine this effect in more detail.

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  5. Submarine springs
    10.10.2019 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    Coral reefs are exposed to many damaging influences. Scientists have now come across another threat: submarine groundwater discharge.

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  6. The picture shows a sea eagle nest.

    Sensitive neighbours
    09.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Proximity to paths and roads is a burden for white-tailed sea eagles. To prevent negative effects on the breeding performance, scientists suggest adjustments of the protection zone regulations.

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  7. The picture shows a group of teenagers with a smartphone.

    Kids online
    07.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut

    A representative study interviewed 1,044 children and adolescents aged between 9 and 17 as well as parents about their online experiences.

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  8. The picture shows a tractor in the field.

    Underestimated hazard
    07.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Pollution by fungicides can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences for the functioning of aquatic systems – like effects on algal blooms.

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  9. Digital Currencies
    01.10.2019 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Around 88 per cent of the questioned financial market experts believe that the use of digital currencies poses a threat to financial stability.

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  10. The picture shows a cow shed.

    Redefining cattle breeding
    25.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

    Within the cattle farming industry, there are tensions between world nutrition, animal welfare and environmental consequences. A major international research project will generate key information needed for basic research.

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  11. The picture shows the Large Magellanic Cloud.

    Spectacular view
    25.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    A telescope has been surveying the Large Magellanic Cloud in unprecedented detail for the last decade. The result is a remarkable new image of one of our nearest galactic neighbors.

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  12. The picture shows Prof. Amrita Narlikar.

    Amrita Narlikar reappointed
    19.09.2019 · GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

    The Board of Trustees of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies has reappointed the Institute’s President for another five years.

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  13. The picture shows Prof. Ufuk Akcigit.

    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.

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  14. The picture shows a dense thicket.

    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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. The picture shows a computer-animated Nanobot.

    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.

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  17. The picture shows a gallium oxide chip.

    Powerful components
    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.

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  18. The picture shows a food package delivery to Africa.

    Non-transferred aid
    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.

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  19. The picture shows Volker Haucke.

    Academia Europaea
    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.

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  20. The picture shows several colourful paragliders in the sky.

    Separated signals
    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.

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