On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Nanomaterials fight cancer cells
    27.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering — IWT

    Scientists have succeeded in specifically combating cancer cells in mice. For this purpose, the research team used nano-sized particles paired with an immunotherapy.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. New tool simplifies genome analysis
    20.01.2020 · IPK/IPB

    The correct assembly of plant genomes can be hampered by a large amount of repetitive sequences. A new bioinformatics tool now facilitates the analysis.

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  12. Winners and losers of climate change
    16.01.2020 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

    Presenting a new research approach, scientists hope to make faster and more reliable predictions regarding animal and plant species’ responses to global climate change.

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  13. What keeps couples together
    16.01.2020 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Red titi monkeys are among the few mammals that live in pairs - with a clear distribution of roles. She pampers him, he takes care of the offspring and drives away attackers.

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  14. Wisdom of the crowd
    15.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Collectively, environmental stakeholders are just as smart as scientific experts, as a study shows. Researchers advocate more systematic use of swarm intelligence.

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  15. Loss of microRNA leads to fibrosis
    15.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Researchers have identified microRNA molecules that are responsible for the development of fibrosis and thus promote the progression of cancer.

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  16. In search of balance
    09.01.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research

    In order to better harmonize agriculture and biodiversity, a new project is developing concepts for the protection of species in European agricultural landscapes.

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  17. Reforms against decay
    08.01.2020 · Institute for the World Economy

    25 years after its foundation, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is in a crisis. To prevent a collapse, and thus a loss of prosperity worldwide, it needs reform.

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  18. Land-use impacts biodiversity in the long-term
    07.01.2020 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

    Changes from grassland to cropland that happened as long as 20 years ago impact the biodiversity of species inhabiting agroecosystems in the long-term, i.e. today.

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  19. Together you're less alone
    07.01.2020 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Pair living plays a key role in the evolution of primates' social systems: as a stepping stone from solitary life to complex societies.

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  20. Urban skyglow suppresses melatonin
    07.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Even the low light intensities of urban skyglow are sufficient to suppress the nocturnal melatonin production and thus to disrupt our day-night rhythm.

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