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Cooperation against cardiac insufficiency
02/06/2020 · Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS -
A German–Chinese project aims to develop a new drug for the treatment of cardiac diseases and is being funded by a grant of around EUR 1 million from the German BMBF.
Protection against poaching in tropical hotspots
02/05/2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Wildlife populations in Southeast Asia are increasingly at risk of illegal poaching. To address the defaunation, large-scale systematic surveys are necessary.
Open Science Lab receives award
02/04/2020 · TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology
The Open Science Lab of the TIB shows how digital collections can be opened to better use and link content. The project received the "Hochschulperle Offene Wissenschaft des Monats Januar" award.
Ten things to watch in Africa in 2020
02/03/2020 · GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Power struggles, controversial elections and structural problems continue to determine the situation in sub-Saharan Africa. Other developments justify a more optimistic outlook.
Ground beetles reflect Berlin´s environment
01/31/2020 · Musem für Naturkunde
How do species respond to changes in the environment? A research collection provides information on the adaptation strategies of the ground beetle in the past 125 years.
Sustainability through artificial intelligence
01/30/2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals. AI-based technologies could help to implement them, especially in the environmental field.
Material revolution for climate protection
01/29/2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization, a new study shows.
IGB announces new Director
01/28/2020 · 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.
Speed limit study easy to implement
01/28/2020 · 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.
How Facebook develops it's rules
01/27/2020 · 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.
Nanomaterials fight cancer cells
01/27/2020 · 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.
Leibniz Open Topics 2020
01/24/2020 · Leibniz Association
Take the stage - find strong scientific partners in Germany to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals!
Electronic skin for robotic systems
01/23/2020 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Magnetic sensors could open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Hope for endangered rhinos
01/22/2020 · 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.
Determining natural products more accurately
01/21/2020 · 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.
Quality standards for data in nano safety
01/21/2020 · 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.
X-ray eye in space celebrates 20 years
01/20/2020 · 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.
New tool simplifies genome analysis
01/20/2020 · 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.
Winners and losers of climate change
01/16/2020 · 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.
What keeps couples together
01/16/2020 · 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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