On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?
    06.04.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    The intensities of urban sky glow are enough to suppress melatonin production in fish – and thus disrupt their biorhythm.

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  2. Climate disasters increase risks of armed conflicts
    03.04.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    The risk for violent clashes increases after weather extremes. New evidence helps to characterize vulnerable countries.

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  3. Antibody test for coronavirus
    03.04.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    The test shows within ten minutes whether a person is acutely infected with SARS-CoV-2 or already immune to it.

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  4. Preservation of testicular cells for species conservation
    01.04.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    25 feline species are threatened with extinction worldwide. In order to save them, researchers have developed a method to isolate and cryopreserve testicular cells.

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  5. High production losses
    01.04.2020 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    The coronavirus will cost Europe hundreds of billions of euros – calculations on the most affected countries.​​

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  6. ERC Advanced Grant for Virus Immunologist
    01.04.2020 · Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology

    Prof. Marcus Altfeld receives an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for his research on natural killer cells.

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  7. The picture shows Volker Haucke.

    ERC Advanced Grant: Understanding nerve cell contacts
    31.03.2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmaklogie

    For his research on the assembly of synapses, Prof Volker Haucke receives a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.

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  8. How benzene gets into drinks
    31.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology

    Under the influence of light, flavorings containing benzaldehyde can develop the harmful substance benzene. The odorants are used in juices, for example.

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  9. New approach against influenza
    31.03.2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Researchers have developed a phage capsid that renders influenza viruses harmless. The approach could also be applicable to the coronavirus.

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  10. Export hit of computer science research
    25.03.2020 · Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics

    The dblp computer science bibliography has indexed its 5 millionth publication – a tool that supports computer scientists worldwide in their search for articles, ideas and experts.

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  11. Questionnaires: Living in viral times
    24.03.2020 · IGZ | LIR | WZB

    Three projects are researching the effects of the virus on our everyday life. Join in Citizen Science!

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  12. Fossil snake with infrared vision
    24.03.2020 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Thanks to a "pit organ", an ancient snake discovered in the Messel Pit was able to generate an infrared image of its surroundings - and thus refine its sensory perception.

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  13. Sustainable production of antibiotics
    23.03.2020 · Leibniz-Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures

    Researchers succeeded in producing an important building block for products of the pharmaceutical industry in an environmentally friendly and resource-saving way.

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  14. A new approach to coronavirus testing
    20.03.2020 · Kiel Institute for the World Economy

    People throughout Europe should be regularly subjected to a broad-based coronavirus test in order to contain uncertainty and to prepare guidelines for the end of the crisis mode.

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  15. ECB Coronavirus Package
    19.03.2020 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    The ECB has launched a new comprehensive asset purchase programme to stabilize the eurozone in the coronavirus crisis. Professor Friedrich Heinemann comments on this matter.

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  16. Drastic measures, quick response
    19.03.2020 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Clemens Fuest has spoken out in favor of massive support measures to help the economy in the coronavirus crisis.

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  17. Regional nuclear war a risk for global food security
    18.03.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Even a limited nuclear war could have dangerous effects far beyond the region that is fatally hit since it would result in global cooling that substantially reduces agricultural production worldwide.

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  18. Save the oldies!
    18.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Measures against overfishing tend to protect young fish. A team of researchers recommends also keeping the particularly large megaspawners alive.

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  19. Naked mole rat anti-ageing program
    17.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Some species are ageing very differently than others, even very similar ones. Newly confirmed biochemical mechanisms explain how the ageing and the anti-ageing programs within cells function.

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  20. UV light against underwater growth
    16.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    An innovative antifouling system uses lens optics to focus the UV light and thus keeps irradiated surfaces permanently free of fouling.

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