On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Young woman covering her face with an open book

    Poor grades for schools
    08/30/2023 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    The ifo Education Survey 2023 shows a significant worsening in the grading of schools. A majority believe that school education has deteriorated due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  2. Bonobo mother with baby on her back

    Bonobos grow similarly to humans
    08/25/2023 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Human-like growth spurts in adolescence also exists in bonobos and presumably in other monkeys. Humans are less exceptional in this respect than previously thought.

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  3. Artist’s illustration of a star-planet-system

    Cool stars with powerful winds threaten exoplanetary atmospheres
    08/07/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Stars with stronger magnetic fields produce more powerful winds. These winds create unfavourable conditions for the survival of planetary atmospheres, thus affecting the possible habitability of these systems.

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  4.  Brown horse in the corridor of a stable, boxes on the right and left

    Researchers identify human odorant receptor for horse stable odor
    08/04/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    What do whisky, tobacco and horse manure have in common? The (perhaps) surprising answer: the smell. A research team has now deciphered how we perceive this scent.

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  5. Sewage plant seen from above

    Clean water with biotechnology
    08/03/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    A newly discovered combination of fungi and bacteria removes nitrate from water particularly efficiently.

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  6. Opened notebook with drawn designs, on it a pencil

    Fewer patents, more quality
    07/26/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE

    High-quality innovations are not tied to high funding of companies: Firms deliver better innovation despite lower financial resources.

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  7. Blue and red cell structures

    Tumor becomes muscle
    07/26/2023 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    A novel approach for soft tissue tumors opens new therapeutic options in cancer treatment.

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  8. Recording of stars

    The age of the lone stars
    07/24/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    How old is a star? This question is particularly tricky when stars are located outside star clusters. A new method uses fluctuations in brightness caused by rotation.

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  9. A girl jumps into the lake

    What's that in the lake?
    07/20/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Off to the lake for a swim. But what swims, grows and crawls in water? Expert knowledge for outdoor fun at the lake.

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  10. Woman with laptop and mobile phone, sitting at the window of her flat

    "Employees really value the option to work from home"
    07/19/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    Employees in Germany work from home one day a week on average. This puts them in the middle of the European field.

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  11. Burning Forrest

    Play with the fire
    07/17/2023 · Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

    Fires in tropical rainforests can lead to an irreversible ecosystem tipping point, according to a new study.

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  12. Satellite view: Canadian smoke reaches Europe

    Smoke cloud over Europe
    06/30/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    Smoke from Canadian wildfires has been hanging over Germany for weeks, affecting the atmosphere and the climate. The proof was made possible by a new laser technique.

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  13. Artist's impression of a white dwarf pulsar.

    A cosmic love affair
    06/21/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    The discovery of a rare type of star system in two independent studies provides new insights into the dynamo model’s predictions for stellar evolution.

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  14. Asian tiger mosquito

    A fire brigade against mosquitoes
    06/02/2023 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research - Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research

    A team of scientists shows how the further spread of dangerous mosquito species can be prevented in a targeted and environmentally friendly way.

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  15.  Juvenile golden snubnosed monkey

    Planet of the apes
    06/02/2023 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Researchers have analyzed the genomes of 809 individuals from 233 primate species, providing new insights into the evolution of primates, including humans, and their diversity.

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  16. Hands resting on the belly.

    Biobased microgels with therapeutic function
    06/01/2023 · Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials

    Scientists have developed biodegradable microgels loaded with antibiotics. The microgels function like small transport containers.

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  17. [Translate to english:] Windgepeitschter Baum auf Wiese

    Building back better: Resilience means more than bouncing back
    06/01/2023 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Adapting to global shocks, transforming and creating new ways of functioning as a society: This is how reshaping a resilient future in the aftermath of a shock should look like.

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  18. Flower meadow in front of a hilly background.

    Large-scale nature conservation efforts alone are not enough
    05/30/2023 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    The enlargement of protected areas alone will not stop biodiversity decline, if it is not accompanied by measures that also target managed landscapes.

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  19. Different colored pills

    Pharmaceuticals in fast motion
    05/26/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Catalysis e.V.

    For shorter approval times: A new process simulates the decomposition of drugs that have been stored for too long in 15 minutes.

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  20. Young woman in front of a clothes rack

    Platform for a sustainable textile industry
    05/25/2023 · DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

    Clothing, shoes, furniture - the consumption of textiles is continuously increasing in the EU. In a new project, researchers are working to overcome the obstacles to a sustainable and environmentally friendly textile industry.

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