On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Defeating the enemy within
    02/11/2021 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    According to theory, clonal vertebrates have a harder time succeeding. The Amazon molly has found a way to cope with the challenges of its origin.

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  2. The NoCovid strategy
    02/11/2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    The NoCovid research group aims to end the state of emergency in Germany with four new tools by supporting the current downward trend in new infections.

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  3. Coal and COVID-19
    02/09/2021 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    COVID-19 has reduced the share of power generated by burning coal. Findings show that emissions could decline more rapidly than previously thought.

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  4. Great Potential for Work-from-Home Arrangements
    02/09/2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    The majority of companies have not observed any loss of productivity due to remote work. Three-quarters of companies in the information economy report that productivity has been constant or increased.

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  5. Increase in COVID-19 infections after ‘Querdenken’ protests
    02/09/2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    The ‘Querdenken’ protests in November 2020 led to a sharp increase in coronavirus infections in Germany. Researchers estimate that up to 21,000 COVID-19 infections could have been prevented.

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  6. Climate change and COVID-19
    02/09/2021 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Climate change could have played a direct role in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in southern China a hotspot for bat-borne coronaviruses, by driving growth of forest habitat favoured by bats.

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  7. Mini may beetles from China
    02/08/2021 · Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

    Scientists, in collaboration with Chinese researchers, have described 152 new species of “mini cockchafer”. Many of these species were mainly collected by amateur scientists.

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  8. White-nose syndrome in bat species
    02/04/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    White-nose syndrome, caused by a fungus, has become a major cause of death for hibernating bats in North America, while European bats survive when infected. What are the reasons?

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  9. Colorectal cancer and lifestyle
    02/04/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology

    Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers and increasing in younger individuals. The new LifeCRCscore provides a simple method to estimate their 10-year risk of developing colorectal cancer.

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  10. Microscopic enemies in the crosshairs
    02/03/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

    Two bacterial species cooperate chemically with each other to fight off amoebae that generally consume them. They can provide impulses for the development of new drugs such as antibiotics.

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  11. Coworking space in rural areas
    02/03/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

    How can the model of collaborative workspaces contribute to regional development in structurally weak regions? This is what a group of researchers will be investigating over the next four years.

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  12. From coelacanths to humans
    02/03/2021 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    Bitter receptors are a relatively recent invention of nature. What 400 million years of evolutionary history reveal about the function of both fish and human bitter receptors shows a recent study.

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  13. Ultrasound for drug activation
    02/01/2021 · DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

    A completely new approach allows controlled drug action, i.e., the ability of active ingredients to achieve only the desired effect. Apart from antibiotics, this affects drugs against cancer in particular.

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  14. Corona savings
    02/01/2021 · Halle Institute for Economic Research

    During the Corona crisis, European households increased their savings dramatically – not for fear of unemployment but for lack of spending opportunities.

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  15. Premiums for vaccine doses
    02/01/2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    The EU should pay tardy suppliers of Covid vaccines an additional premium for each extra dose delivered earlier. They would still be much cheaper than a prolonged lockdown.

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  16. Sulphate in water bodies
    02/01/2021 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Acid rain seems to be a thing of the past, yet sulphate continues to rise in many inland waters worldwide. Researchers provide an overview of the sources and its effects on freshwater ecosystems.

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  17. Coffee enterprises have social responsibility
    02/01/2021 · Kiel Institute for the World Economy

    Due to the special structure of the global coffee trade, smallholders in coffee-growing countries have few opportunities to increase their value added and thus earn higher incomes.

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  18. Pan-European coronavirus action plan
    01/28/2021 · ifo Institute

    Given the high numbers and the new variants, scientists are calling to contain the virus across the whole continent.

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  19. One-two punch against corals
    01/28/2021 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    A new study shows that stress from rising water temperatures reduces the ability of corals to adapt to ocean acidification. The ocean heatwaves could lead to extensive bleaching events.

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  20. Corona genome sequencing: Portal for free data analysis launched
    01/28/2021 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A central German start-up company has launched a portal for the free analysis and processing of raw data from the genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 isolates.

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