On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6.  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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  7. 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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  8. [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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Brain organoid of a rhesus macaque.

    Brain research with organoids
    05/23/2023 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Scientists developed an effective method to genetically modify brain organoids.

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  13. Woman's hand holding cola cup

    Human Immune Cells React to Non-Nutritive Sweeteners
    05/23/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    Diet drinks often contain a mix of sweeteners that also enter the bloodstream after consumption. A new pilot study shows evidence that they could also influence the human immune system.

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  14. Gekkos stacked on top of each other

    Wildlife trade threatens biodiversity
    05/23/2023 · Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

    Conservation experts warn of current dangers posed by the legal wildlife trade.

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  15. Two computer screens side by side showing the analysis of the stool samples.

    Intestinal bacteria influence the growth of fungi
    05/15/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute

    Certain bacterial species indicate high levels of Candida yeasts in the gut microbiome.

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  16. Watercolor of a family of Homo heidelbergensis by the water, in the background elephants.

    300,000-Year-Old Snapshot
    05/12/2023 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Three fossil footprints of Homo heidelbergensis were discovered among prehistoric elephant tracks at the Schöningen site in Lower Saxony.

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  17. Cereal plant attacked by pests

    Electronic noses detect crop diseases
    05/11/2023 · Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics

    If plant diseases are detected before the first visual symptoms appear, plant protection products can be significantly reduced. In the future, so-called electronic noses are to help in this process.

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  18. Wheat field in close-up

    Sturdy plants
    05/11/2023 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research

    Silicon fertilization increases wheat yields and water availability, a new study shows.

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  19. Scientist in front of a computer screen showing brain regions marked in different colors.

    How genes, brain characteristics and intelligence are connected
    05/10/2023 · Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

    Genes influence different structures and the function of the brain. These in turn explain differences in behaviour. Analysing all three aspects at once is a challenge – but has now been achieved.

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  20. Tooth with dental calculus

    Stone Age molecules
    05/08/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

    Scientists rebuild microbial natural products up to 100,000 years old using dental calculus of humans and Neanderthals.

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