On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Fox on a main road, a truck in the background

    Nature in the city ticks differently
    05/08/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Urban ecology is a growing research field. A new map of urban gives an overview.

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  11. [Translate to english:] Schwarzfußseriema im bodennahen Flug

    Sophisticated gene memory
    05/05/2023 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Frankfurt researchers develop new method to genetically compare hundreds of animal species.

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  12. Woman from behind in a dark corridor

    Immediate Arrests Help Reduce Domestic Violence
    05/02/2023 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

    Immediate arrest of the perpetrator by police in cases of domestic violence reduces the likelihood of new assaults by about 50 percent.

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  13. JUICE (Artist's impression)

    IHP chips fly to Jupiter
    04/14/2023 · Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP)

    With the launch of JUICE Leibniz technology has also gone on the more than one billion kilometre journey.

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  14. Mosque of Bischkek

    Actors of Influence
    04/14/2023 · Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

    In Kyrgyzstan, Islamic activism of women has become increasingly important. A new analysis shows the influence of women actors on society and how their activities can be contextualised.

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  15. Johan Rockström

    Johan Rockström on TIME's List
    04/13/2023 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    TIME named PIK Director Johan Rockström to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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  16. Female engineer

    A small advantage for women
    04/12/2023 · WZB Berlin Social Science Center

    Women are as likely as men to be selected for professorships when they apply. There is even a small advantage for women among less qualified applicants.

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  17. Diamanond nanostructures

    Diamond Fever
    04/11/2023 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

    Researchers made an important step towards the quantum internet: They integrated individual qubits into optimized diamond nanostructures.

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  18. You or me
    03/20/2023 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Who gets the more reward? Humans and monkeys both coordinate conflicting interest to maximize their profits.

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  19. [Translate to english:] Weiblicher Fisch der transparenten klara-Linie

    A transparent fish for research
    03/20/2023 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Researchers have now succeeded in generating a transparent killifish which, with a maximum lifespan of only one year, is ideal for studies of age-related processes.

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  20. Creation of shallow water zones at a lake

    Adding habitat beats adding fish
    03/06/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    A large-scale study shows: The ecological improvement of freshwater ecosystems benefits fish and humans.

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