On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Growing roots
    11.06.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    Plants respond to nutrient deficiencies by adapting the growth of their roots. Low levels of nitrogen stimulate a foraging strategy by which the roots can exploit nutrients from a larger soil volume.

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  16. The picture shows a clouded sky.

    Coal phase-out
    07.06.2019 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    It cannot be taken for granted that Germany’s plan to phase out coal will decrease CO2 emissions - to the contrary.

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  17. The picture shows floating plastic waste.

    Floating plastic
    06.06.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Microplastics may represent a significant habitat and transport medium for microorganisms including toxic species. On plastic items, they exhibit much higher densities than in the surrounding water.

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  18. Living Water
    29.05.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Inland and coastal waters are among the most threatened ecosystems. However, the loss of biodiversity often remains unnoticed. A new research agenda aims to raise awareness.

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  19. Acidified oceans
    29.05.2019 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    The chemical composition of the limestone skeleton of tropical corals reflects ocean acidification - a consequence of the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere.

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    Evolution of language
    28.05.2019 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    West African green monkeys warn their conspecifics against predators with special alarm calls. Their structure allows conclusion about how language developed in the course of evolution.

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