On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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