On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Reduced inhibition
    04/27/2021 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research (DPZ)

    Researchers have shown that an antibody used for COVID-19 therapy is unable to effectively inhibit SARS-CoV-2 harboring a spike mutation acquired in minks.

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  2. Close-up of the glass fish Danionella dracula

    Transparent fish
    04/26/2021 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research (SGN)

    "Danionella dracula" lacks a skull roof, allowing the study of the brain in the living animal.​ The tiny fish is currently becoming an important model organism in neurophysiological research.

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  3. How do plants sense ambient temperature?
    04/22/2021 · Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ)

    Leibniz plant biologist Philip Wigge has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced grant.

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  4. Tobias Spielmann receives ERC Advanced Grant
    04/22/2021 · Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)

    The European Research Council funds cutting-edge research on drug resistance in malaria parasites.

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  5. ERC Advanced Grants for Leibniz astrophysicists
    04/22/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)

    Grantees Lutz Wisotzki and Christoph Pfrommer both aim at improving our understanding of galaxy formation.

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  6. Three people sit by the lake in the park.

    Biodiversity makes you happy
    03/31/2021 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    The higher the number of plant and bird species in a region, the healthier the people who live there. This was found by a new study in Germany.

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  7. Diver swims on the ocean floor.

    Groundwater: Blessing or curse?
    03/31/2021 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    A new study highlights the major importance of nutrient inputs to coastal oceans from groundwater. Such nutrients can play a critical role in coastal ecosystems worldwide.

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  8. Reduced antibody protection
    03/25/2021 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Cell culture studies show that mutated viruses are less susceptible to inhibition by antibodies from recovered or vaccinated individuals.

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  9. The male ego has no need for redistribution
    03/25/2021 · Kiel Institute for the World Economy

    Women are more in favor of income redistribution than men. This gender discrepancy is only evident when earnings are uncertain and depend on one's own performance.

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  10. Oxygen-depleted seas
    03/25/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    An investigation on climate change and its effects on the “dead zones” of the Baltic Sea showed that a reduction in the size of these areas can be achieved by 2100.

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  11. Slightly blurred image of greenish-yellow barley against a black background

    New method for genome assembly
    03/25/2021 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    A research team has now investigated a new DNA sequencing method. The results are very promising and could be used to assemble barley genomes in the future.

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  12. Toxicity to birds of prey
    03/24/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    The increased use of chemicals has had toxic effects on wildlife. A new scientific investigation shows that these substances are widely found in liver tissues of birds of prey from Germany.

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  13. Cosmic web filaments
    03/18/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Astronomers for the first time directly mapped cosmic web filaments in the young universe, less than two billion years after the Big Bang. The observations uncovered faint galaxies in the young universe.

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  14. The last meal
    03/16/2021 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Researchers were able to document pollen from various plant species in the abdomen of the approximately 47-million-year-old fly and to emphasize the flies‘ role as pollinators.

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  15. Dynamics in the heart of the Baltic Sea
    03/16/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    With the help of highly resolved realistic model simulations physicists have succeeded in depicting the so-called submesoscale dynamics in the Eastern Gotland Basin.

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  16. Limiting water stress risks
    03/09/2021 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    To avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management, a new study shows.

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  17. Do known drugs help against SARS-CoV-2?
    03/09/2021 · Deutsches Primatenzentrum - Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung

    Repurposing of already available medication for COVID-19 therapy is an option to shorten the road to treatment development. The drug Camostat could be suitable.

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  18. Women on the board
    03/09/2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Women on the board of companies have a positive impact on their value. A study examined the corporate board structure in seven European countries.

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  19. When wolves became dogs
    03/09/2021 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Dogs are generally considered the oldest domestic animals. The European domestic dog is presumed to have originated in Southwestern Germany.

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  20. 67 trillion particles
    03/09/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    In total, about 67 trillion microplastic particles enter the Baltic Sea each year. A study offers new insights into behaviour, sinks and reduction measures.

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