08/09/2018 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research
Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites. They eat the millipedes because they secrete benzoquinone, a substance that is also known to repel mosquitoes.
Flipping the switch
07/18/2018 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Carbon pricing could make financial resources available for succeeding with the global Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. At the same time, it could be a central contribution to meet global climate targets.
Contact with migrants reduces electoral success of right-wing parties
07/18/2018 · Centre for European Economic Research
A new study shows that direct contact between local residents and refugees in municipalities with high numbers of newly arrived migrants leads to less support for far-right parties at the local level.
07/04/2018 · Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy
There are materials that can exhibit metal or insulator behaviour depending on their temperature. Being able to switch their properties, these materials could lead to a new generation of electronic devices.
Brood care gene steers the division of labour among ants
06/28/2018 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
A strict division of labour prevails in the ant colony. Scientists have identified a gene, whose activity regulates the sensitivity to brood scent and thus influences the brood care behaviour of ants.
How does our brain work when planning a movement?
06/21/2018 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research
A rhesus monkeys study shows that planned movements and spontaneous reactions are processed differently in the brain: The monkeys have the same brain activity during the movement but the preceded brain activity differs.
Women and the risks of cardiovascular disease
06/13/2018 · German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke
Women with obesity are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, women of normal weight are at risk of heart attack or stroke if they suffer from a metabolic disease such as diabetes.
Sharp images with flexible fibers
06/13/2018 · Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology
Endoscopes allow to see into a patient’s body but their large diameter hampers their application in sensitive body regions. Researchers have discovered a new way to transfer image information through multimodal fibers with almost no distortion.
New antibiotic against tuberculosis
06/07/2018 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology
A new active compound for tuberculosis is now entering clinical trail. The newly developed test substance is also effective against multi-resistant pathogens that are making treatment increasingly difficult worldwide.
Investigation of the atmosphere
06/06/2018 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
Unmanned mini-airplanes can contribute significantly to the investigation of the causes of Arctic climate change: They provide new insights into ground-level air layers that are not monitored by other measuring stations.