On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. The Earth as a transiting planet
    12.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Astronomers succeeded in recording sunlight shining through the Earth’s atmosphere during a lunar eclipse – and thereby detected sodium, calcium and potassium.

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  2. Coronavirus hits German economy
    12.03.2020 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    The result of a recent survey concluded that 56.2 percent of German companies are suffering from the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic – especially tour operators and travel agencies.

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  3. Potential SARS-CoV-2 drug identified
    06.03.2020 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    In order to enter host cells, the virus requires a cellular protein. This process could be blocked – by a clinically proven drug.

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  4. Opening of the House of Agricultural Biome Research
    05.03.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research

    With this laboratory and office complex ZALF is expanding its international agricultural research. The main focus of research is on the influence of micro-organisms on plant growth and climate change.

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  5. Spider bite leads to new active compounds
    03.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

    The bite of a spider cost an Australian woman her forearm and helped an international team of researchers find new substances.

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  6. A unique reproductive strategy
    03.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Swamp wallabies form a new embryo before the birth of the previous offspring. They thereby continuously support embryos and young at different development stages before and after birth.

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  7. Extracellular ligand helps to prevent muscle loss
    28.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Researchers have discovered an extracellular ligand that counteracts muscle wasting in cachexia. The metabolic disorder is often associated with cancer.

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  8. Pretty good relatives
    27.02.2020 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Mandrills consolidate their relationships by social grooming. In the case of close maternal kin they do so even if this increases the risk of infection for them.

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  9. Protection of mangroves shows success
    27.02.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    The global loss of mangrove forests is less alarming than previously thought. Nevertheless, great efforts are needed to continue the positive trend.

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  10. Use of social media remains untapped
    26.02.2020 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    A survey concludes that companies are still making far too little use of social media to obtain constructive customer feedback as a means of improving their products and services.

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  11. How laser pulses manipulate magnetization
    25.02.2020 · Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    When exposed to ultrashort light pulses, it is observed that magnetic materials change their magnetization. Researchers have now disentangled the underlying process.

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  12. Multi-connectivity in future private networks
    25.02.2020 · Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics

    A new project is developing AI solutions for beyond 5G private networks integrating multiple wireless access technologies and their evolutions.

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  13. Low-cost housing concepts for Namibia
    21.02.2020 · INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    Living conditions in Namibia are precarious in large parts of the country. A fireproof building material made of domestic resources could contribute to the construction of affordable housing.

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  14. Cybersecurity fear slows down innovation
    20.02.2020 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    As digitalisation progresses, new risks for innovative companies emerge. Based on their analysis, the expert commission of the federal government recommends a set of measures.

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  15. Consortium researches artificial liver replacement
    19.02.2020 · DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

    A project aims to develop solutions that enable the 3D printing of tissue and thus provide patients with End-Stage Liver Disease an alternative to donor organ transplants.

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  16. High-Speed Internet Helps Populist Parties
    19.02.2020 · WZB Berlin Social Science Center

    A study demonstrates a causal link between the expansion of broadband internet and the electoral success of populist parties in Germany and Italy.

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  17. Prestigious award for materials researcher
    19.02.2020 · INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    Eduard Arzt, Scientific Director of INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, has been elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering.

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  18. Youths also interested in political information
    14.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut

    A study on digital participation examined the extent to which young people perceive and use the opportunities for strategic networking and social involvement on the Internet.

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  19. Europe under pressure
    13.02.2020 · Halle Institute for Economic Research - Member of the Leibniz Association

    Is the increasing strength of populist parties due to economic causes? An international project is devoted to this question.

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  20. Safe surfing
    11.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut

    European children use their smartphone almost all the time. Nevertheless, many young people still receive little support and advice on safe online use - either from parents, teachers or friends.

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