On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. The picture shows a river flowing through a green landscape.

    Putting the WFD to the test
    29.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    60 per cent of all water bodies in the EU require urgent improvement. The IGB Policy Brief offers options for action to policy makers and practitioners.

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  2. Solar dynamo puzzle
    29.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    A previously unobserved mechanism in the Sun’s rotating plasma might play a crucial role in the formation of the Sun’s magnetic field.

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  3. Safety of nanomaterials
    29.10.2019 · IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

    Wild roundworms which are exposed to nanoparticles suffer from malnutrition. The impact on human nutrition needs to be investigated.

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  4. LSB announces new Director
    28.10.2019 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology

    Veronika Somoza succeeds Thomas F. Hofmann as Director of the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich.

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  5. Evolution of butterflies
    24.10.2019 · Research Museum Alexander Koenig

    A team of researchers created an evolutionary family tree for butterflies based on a large data set and estimated when moths and butterflies evolved key traits.

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  6. First glimpse into the hot universe
    23.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    The German space telescope eROSITA, which was successfully launched in July, has now published the first astounding images of the hot universe.

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  7. Alternatives to animal experiments
    22.10.2019 · Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

    Wiebke Albrecht receives the “Animal Welfare Research Prize 2019” for a novel method that minimizes the need for animal experiments in the area of toxicological risk assessment.

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  8. Intestinal cell renewal
    22.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    With its stem cells, the intestine is able to regenerate itself continuously. How the cell differentiation is exactly regulated, researchers have now found out.

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  9. Digital libraries
    22.10.2019 · ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

    A project develops simulation environments for digital libraries wishing to shorten their innovation cycles through simulated user behaviour.

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  10. Gene mutation triggers disease
    18.10.2019 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Hyperaldosteronism can lead to high blood pressure and kidney damage. It has only recently emerged that several patients with this condition harbor a mutation in the gene for the ClC-2 chloride channel.

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  11. New bat genus: Parahypsugo happoldorum
    18.10.2019 · Research Museum Alexander Koenig

    Scientists described four species which are restricted to rainforests of West and Central Africa.

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  12. Insufficient climate protection
    14.10.2019 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Researchers assess the German climate package and provide input for making necessary adjustments.

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  13. ERC Synergy Grant for "Leibniz's Dream"
    14.10.2019 · Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics

    A research team receives over ten million euros from the European Research Council to prove that our thinking determines language.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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