On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. The picture shows a lizard sunbathing.

    Cool lizards
    11.09.2019 · Museum für Naturkunde

    Since lizards are cold-blooded animals, they depend on warmth and solar radiation to attain the temperatures they like. Will they benefit from global warming?

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  3. The picture shows a lady with a magnifying glass.

    Early indications
    11.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A new eye scan provides detailed information on the condition of the retinal tissue and thus detects eye diseases sooner.

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  4. The picture shows the planet Jupiter.

    Hot Jupiters
    04.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    For the first time, reseachers detected the chemical element potassium at high resolution in the atmosphere of an exoplanet.

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  5. The picture shows a wild boar with it's young.

    Single event or epidemic?
    02.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    A study shows how mating behaviour and movement patterns influence the dynamics of animal diseases.

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  6. The picture shows the last two northern white rhinos on the planet.

    Last chance
    26.08.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    A team of veterinarians successfully harvested eggs from the last northern white rhinos in an attempt to save them from extinction.

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  7. The picture shows two monkeys in the trees.

    Similarities bind
    16.08.2019 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Behavioral scientists have observed that the more similar male Assamese macaques are in their personality, the stronger their social bonds.

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  8. The picture shows a patch clamp recording of acid activated chloride currents.

    Sophisticated system
    14.08.2019 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    A research team has now identified the molecular components of a previously unknown ion channel. It may play a role in the development of heart attacks.

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  9. The picture shows an alligator gar.

    Alarming results
    09.08.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    From 1970 to 2012, global populations of freshwater megafauna declined by 88 percent – twice the loss of vertebrate populations on land or in the ocean.

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  10. Safe transport
    09.08.2019 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    A new process for cancer treatment transforms proteins and antibodies into stable, highly functional drug transporters, with which tumor cells can be detected and killed.

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  11. The picture shows a palm with colourful plastic particles.

    Indestructible particles
    06.08.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    Might bacteria rid the oceans of microplastics? A comprehensive review study bursts all hope.

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  12. The picture shows Prof. Stefan Hecht.

    New director at the DWI
    05.08.2019 · DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

    Prof. Stefan Hecht is the new Scientific Director of the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials.

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  13. The picture shows a child with a muffin.

    Childhood overweight
    02.08.2019 · WZB Berlin Social Science Center

    When mothers and fathers work long hours, their preschool children are more likely to become overweight or obese.

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  14. The picture shows an idyllic tropical coast.

    Sustainable tourism
    31.07.2019 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    Wastewater management is a major problem in rapidly developing nature tourism communities along tropical coasts. A new project aims to develop sustainable solutions.

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  15. The picture shows an apple tree.

    Better quality control
    31.07.2019 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    A new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants could simplify and accelerate the quality control of food in the future.

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  16. Immortal Planarians
    30.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Starvation has a positive impact on stem cells in Planarians. Researchers now succeeded in decoding the underlying molecular mechanisms.

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  17. The picture shows a black-fronted tamarin in the rainforest of Peru.

    Little helpers
    29.07.2019 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    If tropical rainforests are destroyed, they will recover very slowly, if at all. A long-term study now reveals the role monkeys play in the regeneration of these important ecosystems.

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  18. The picture shows a Eurasian blue tit.

    Animals at risk
    24.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Birds are not adapting fast enough to keep up with rapid climate change.

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  19. Protein gap
    22.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

    Recycling of organic waste and unparalleled breeding efficiency: the black soldier fly and its protein-rich larvae could be used for animal feed.

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  20. The picture shows a cheetah in the zoo.

    Successful reproduction
    22.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Cheetahs in zoos often do not reproduce in the desired manner. Researchers have now found a key to the issue: the age of the mothers at the first pregnancy.

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