On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Discovering what makes durian stink
    16.03.2020 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology

    Despite its pungent odor, durian is very popular in Southeast Asia. A plant-specific enzyme releases the malodorous substance - from a rare amino acid.

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  7. Early diagnosis of brain metastases
    13.03.2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    A group of researchers have found a way to detect metastases in certain types of cancer in the brain at an early stage, using a new contrast agent.

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  8. Learning during coronavirus
    13.03.2020 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Researchers warn of a learning gap due to school closures which could result in a lost year and suggest digital solutions.

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  9. How groundwater affects coastal ecosystems
    12.03.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    A group of researchers has developed the first computer model that can be used to track the flow of groundwater into the world's oceans globally.

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  10. The Earth as a transiting planet
    12.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Astronomers succeeded in recording sunlight shining through the Earth’s atmosphere during a lunar eclipse – and thereby detected sodium, calcium and potassium.

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  11. Coronavirus hits German economy
    12.03.2020 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    The result of a recent survey concluded that 56.2 percent of German companies are suffering from the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic – especially tour operators and travel agencies.

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  12. Potential SARS-CoV-2 drug identified
    06.03.2020 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    In order to enter host cells, the virus requires a cellular protein. This process could be blocked – by a clinically proven drug.

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  13. Opening of the House of Agricultural Biome Research
    05.03.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research

    With this laboratory and office complex ZALF is expanding its international agricultural research. The main focus of research is on the influence of micro-organisms on plant growth and climate change.

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  14. Spider bite leads to new active compounds
    03.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

    The bite of a spider cost an Australian woman her forearm and helped an international team of researchers find new substances.

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  15. A unique reproductive strategy
    03.03.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Swamp wallabies form a new embryo before the birth of the previous offspring. They thereby continuously support embryos and young at different development stages before and after birth.

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  16. Extracellular ligand helps to prevent muscle loss
    28.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Researchers have discovered an extracellular ligand that counteracts muscle wasting in cachexia. The metabolic disorder is often associated with cancer.

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  17. Pretty good relatives
    27.02.2020 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Mandrills consolidate their relationships by social grooming. In the case of close maternal kin they do so even if this increases the risk of infection for them.

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  18. Protection of mangroves shows success
    27.02.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    The global loss of mangrove forests is less alarming than previously thought. Nevertheless, great efforts are needed to continue the positive trend.

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  19. Use of social media remains untapped
    26.02.2020 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    A survey concludes that companies are still making far too little use of social media to obtain constructive customer feedback as a means of improving their products and services.

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  20. How laser pulses manipulate magnetization
    25.02.2020 · Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    When exposed to ultrashort light pulses, it is observed that magnetic materials change their magnetization. Researchers have now disentangled the underlying process.

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