On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 3D visualisation of the river network in a valley on Lake Como

    An ultrafine network for rivers
    10/20/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Researchers have developed the highest-resolution map of the world’s river systems ever produced. The data set comprises a total of 726 million potential river sections.

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  2. Birth control pill

    Unnecessary risk
    10/20/2022 · Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology

    Many new preparations of the birth control pill have higher risk of thrombosis - but are prescribed frequently.

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  3. Wild Herb Meadow in the Armenian Highlands

    The thread to the needle
    10/17/2022 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research - Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research

    A detailed analysis of DNA from cave sediments offers insights into the use of plants by humans in the Paleolithic Age.

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  4.  Elderly man holds toddler in the air

    Fitness program for blood stem cells
    10/12/2022 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    With increasing age, the functioning of the immune system diminishes. Researchers have now discovered how the co-activator of the TAZ protein can protect hematopoietic stem cells from aging.

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  5. Glas with espresso

    Extension to ten years
    10/11/2022 · German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke

    Scientists have extended the prediction period of the German Diabetes Risk Score to ten years. This means that people at increased risk can be educated at an early stage.

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  6. Small swarm

    Anticipating swarm
    10/10/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Findings show that fish are able to anticipate the behavior of social partners. This is another explanation for why fish in a school are capable of extremely fast collective movements.

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  7. Teaching the theory of evolution
    10/10/2022 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    A study shows that science-skeptical curricula in the United States have long-term consequences both for attitudes toward science and for life choices. 

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  8. [Translate to english:] Frau gestikuliert

    Ancient connection
    10/04/2022 · Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics

    When humans gesture, they activate an ancient connection between movement and breathing. The perspective suggests that there are striking connections between animal and human behavior.

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  9. Königsstraße Stuttgart at night

    Less consumption downtown
    09/26/2022 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    Even after almost all coronavirus measures have expired, people are not returning to their pre-crisis shopping habits. The consumption has shifted from city centers to city outskirts.

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  10. Peatland

    Restore peatlands
    09/19/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Intact peatlands are habitats for many rare animals and plants and important sinks for greenhouse gases. Many peatlands should therefore be restored - a study discusses different strategies for this.

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  11. Woman working on the laptop at the kitchen table

    Working from home around the world
    09/16/2022 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    Covid-19 has had a lasting effect on working conditions. Germans currently work at home 1.4 days per week.

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  12. The Oder in the evening light

    Lessons learned?
    09/14/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    The man-made environmental disaster has caused severe damage to the Oder ecosystem. Scientists have summarised what needs to be done to ensure the recovery and sustainable use of the river.

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  13. Drifting ice glaciers

    Crossing tipping points
    09/13/2022 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    At the current rate of global warming, the world is already at risk of crossing five dangerous climate tipping points -  and the risks increase with every tenth of a degree of further warming.

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  14. Bonobo siblings in a research station

    Stress in the kids room
    09/12/2022 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    The birth of a younger sibling activates long-lasting stress reactions in young bonobos​.

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  15. [Translate to english:] Donau-Aue

    Improved water quality
    09/06/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Riverine floodplains are among the most species-rich ecosystems on earth. Research results show how useful the large-scale renaturation is for improving water quality. 

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  16. Wooden plank geometric pattern

    Wooden cities
    08/31/2022 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Housing a growing population in homes made out of wood could avoid more than 100 billion tons of CO2 until 2100. 

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  17. Hands of an elderly person typing on laptop

    Interruptions with an impact
    08/30/2022 · Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

    In everyday working life, people are often interrupted in their tasks. Observations show that the performance deficit after such interruptions is often bigger in older people.

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  18. Treatment with side effects
    08/24/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Virology

    Antiviral treatment of prolonged infections promotes the emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants, a new study shows.

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  19. Mosquito on bloody cotton swab

    Warm summer, more mosquitoes
    08/20/2022 · Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

    The Climate change accelerates the spread of exotic mosquitoes and pathogens. On the World Mosquito Day, researchers are calling for CO2 emissions to be reduced and mosquito control to be intensified.

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  20. A European sturgeon during a stocking campaign in the Havel River

    Dramatic decline
    08/09/2022 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Sturgeons are the most endangered animal group in the world. The main causes are overfishing, fragmentation of water bodies, pollution and the consequences of climate change. 

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