On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. New approach against influenza
    03/31/2020 · 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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  2. Export hit of computer science research
    03/25/2020 · 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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  3. Questionnaires: Living in viral times
    03/24/2020 · IGZ | LIR | WZB

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

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  4. Fossil snake with infrared vision
    03/24/2020 · 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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  5. Sustainable production of antibiotics
    03/23/2020 · 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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  6. A new approach to coronavirus testing
    03/20/2020 · 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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  7. ECB Coronavirus Package
    03/19/2020 · 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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  8. Drastic measures, quick response
    03/19/2020 · 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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  9. Regional nuclear war a risk for global food security
    03/18/2020 · 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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  10. Save the oldies!
    03/18/2020 · 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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  11. Naked mole rat anti-ageing program
    03/17/2020 · 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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  12. UV light against underwater growth
    03/16/2020 · 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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  13. Discovering what makes durian stink
    03/16/2020 · 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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  14. Early diagnosis of brain metastases
    03/13/2020 · 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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  15. Learning during coronavirus
    03/13/2020 · 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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  16. How groundwater affects coastal ecosystems
    03/12/2020 · 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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  17. The Earth as a transiting planet
    03/12/2020 · 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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  18. Coronavirus hits German economy
    03/12/2020 · 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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  19. Potential SARS-CoV-2 drug identified
    03/06/2020 · 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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  20. Opening of the House of Agricultural Biome Research
    03/05/2020 · 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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