On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Andreas Peichl
    18.07.2019 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Andreas Peichl, Director of the ifo Center for Macroeconomics and Surveys, will advise the German Federal Minister of Finance on fiscal policy issues.

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  2. The picture shows the Milky Way and the central Galactic bar.

    Galactic archaeology
    16.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    A new 3D view of the Milky Way reveals the central Galactic bar for the first time.

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  3. Drug design
    16.07.2019 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    In addition to taste perception, bitter receptors also fulfill other physiological functions, for example, in the human immune system. A new substance should help to explore these.

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  4. The picture shows an albostrians barley.

    Striped barley
    15.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    Pigmentation allows insights into important gene functions and regulations. One of the key genes involved in this process has been identified.

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  5. The picture shows a 115 million year old lily.

    Tropical discovery
    15.07.2019 · Museum für Naturkunde

    Researchers discovered the oldest completely preserved lily. The 115 million year old Cratolirion is one of the earliest known monocotyledonous plants.

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  6. Geoscientist awarded
    12.07.2019 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    For promising and original geoscientific research PhD student Dini Adyasari will be awarded the Bernd Rendel Prize 2019 by the German Research Foundation.

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  7. The picture shows shots taken by a microscope.

    Prevent Diabetes
    11.07.2019 · German Institute of Human Nutrition

    Researchers have found that intermittent fasting reduces pancreatic fat. The latter may play a decisive role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

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  8. Ancient murder
    10.07.2019 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

    Researchers have solved a 30,000-year-old murder. Contrary to previous expectations, the earliest modern European fell victim to an act of violence.

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  9. The picture shows a blue sky and rising emissions.

    Climate mitigation
    09.07.2019 · Kiel Institute for the World Economy

    If Europe wants to succeed with the Paris Climate Agreement, it has to extend the European Emissions Trading Scheme to all sectors and greenhouse gases.

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  10. The picture shows the development of three-dimensional microelectronics.

    Magnetic origami
    09.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    Inspired by folding art: a new method uses external magnetic fields for the targeted production of three-dimensional micro devices with outstanding performance and high yield.

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  11. Historical clouds
    05.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    Leibniz scientists have investigated ice cores, which can provide insights on the type of cloud cover in the Arctic over the last 500 years and thus close large gaps in knowledge in climate research.

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  12. The picture shows the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest.

    Academic Freedom in Hungary
    04.07.2019 ·

    Open letter from the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany to Prime Minister Orbán

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  13. The picture shows a laboratory littered with electronics.

    Rapid diagnosis
    03.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A new optical method helps surgeons to reliably identify tumors and remove them more precisely.

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  14. High-speed connectivity
    03.07.2019 · Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics

    5G mobile networks are taking shape and will soon be available to everyone. Leibniz Scientists coordinate a project on large scale testing in different sites across Europe.

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  15. The picture shows a bunch of radishes.

    Reducing food waste
    27.06.2019 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    To further reduce food waste by facilitating a needs-based distribution of food donations to food banks is the goal of a new project.

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  16. Recognizing movement patterns
    27.06.2019 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute für Primate Research

    The research project "Deep Movement Diagnostics" receives around 1.2 million euros for the development of three-dimensional reconstructions of movement patterns.

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  17. Chromosome drive
    27.06.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    B chromosomes are often preferentially inherited. Researchers have now been able to decipher the mechanisms behind this phenomenon.

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  18. Population decline
    21.06.2019 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    A new study shows that the population of Eastern Germany has fallen back to a level last seen in 1905 and that the impact of the German division is thoroughly underestimated.

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  19. The picture shows ice floes from a bird's-eye view.

    Thin ice
    21.06.2019 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    The West Antarctic ice sheet instability might trigger a global sea-level rise of more than 3 meters.

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  20. The picture shows a dragonfish.

    Transparent Teeth
    11.06.2019 · INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    To stay invisible to prey animals the deep-sea dragonfish has evolved transparent teeth that reduce light scattering. The predator turns out to be a natural model for materials research.

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