On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Bacterial influencers
    11.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    By producing certain metabolites, plants communicate with and govern the microbial life within a thin layer of soil. Now, researchers have discovered that this is not a one-way process.

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  2. Tracking biological age
    07.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    In a new project, researchers want to establish biomarkers inside the cell nucleus in order to detect age-related physical changes and disease risks early on.

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  3. Jump-start for coral reefs
    07.02.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    For the first time, an international team of scientists now provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in reef restoration research and practice and develops suggestions for improvement.

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  4. Towards the sun
    06.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    On February 10, the spacecraft Soler Orbiter starts its journey into space. The mission of the European Space Agency will explore the Sun at close range.

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  5. Cooperation against cardiac insufficiency
    06.02.2020 · Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS -

    A German–Chinese project aims to develop a new drug for the treatment of cardiac diseases and is being funded by a grant of around EUR 1 million from the German BMBF.

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  6. Protection against poaching in tropical hotspots
    05.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Wildlife populations in Southeast Asia are increasingly at risk of illegal poaching. To address the defaunation, large-scale systematic surveys are necessary.

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  7. Open Science Lab receives award
    04.02.2020 · TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

    The Open Science Lab of the TIB shows how digital collections can be opened to better use and link content. The project received the "Hochschulperle Offene Wissenschaft des Monats Januar" award.

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  8. Ten things to watch in Africa in 2020
    03.02.2020 · GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

    Power struggles, controversial elections and structural problems continue to determine the situation in sub-Saharan Africa. Other developments justify a more optimistic outlook.

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  9. Ground beetles reflect Berlin´s environment
    31.01.2020 · Musem für Naturkunde

    How do species respond to changes in the environment? A research collection provides information on the adaptation strategies of the ground beetle in the past 125 years.

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  10. Sustainability through artificial intelligence
    30.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals. AI-based technologies could help to implement them, especially in the environmental field.

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  11. Material revolution for climate protection
    29.01.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization, a new study shows.

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  12. IGB announces new Director
    28.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Prof. Luc de Meester takes up the position as the Director of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries.

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  13. Speed limit study easy to implement
    28.01.2020 · ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    The debate about the speed limit on German motorways has so far been guided mainly emotionally. However, a study on the effects could be carried out with relatively little effort.

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  14. How Facebook develops it's rules
    27.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut

    For the first time, Facebook has given scientists direct access to its internal decision-making bodies. The results of this pilot study have now been published.

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  15. Leibniz Open Topics 2020
    24.01.2020 · Leibniz Association

    Take the stage - find strong scientific partners in Germany to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals!

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  16. Electronic skin for robotic systems
    23.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    Magnetic sensors could open the path towards the development of electronic skin.

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  17. Hope for endangered rhinos
    22.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    The creation of a third embryo through artificial insemination marks a crucial milestone in the race to save the northern white rhino from imminent and irreversible extinction.

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  18. Determining natural products more accurately
    21.01.2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Many drugs are derived from natural products. However, identification of potential drug candidates is a challenge. A new method now simplifies the analysis.

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  19. Quality standards for data in nano safety
    21.01.2020 · FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

    Nanoparticles can be found today in almost all areas of work and life. To make their application safer, a project is developing quality standards for research data.

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  20. X-ray eye in space celebrates 20 years
    20.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    20 years ago, the XMM-Newton space telescope started observing the X-ray sky. Scientists are now publishing new catalogues containing all X-ray detections since launch.

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