Insulator-metal transition

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... more info

Brood care gene steers the division of labour among ants

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. more info

Genetic diversity protects

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Diversity is the key: a team of researchers has succeeded in demonstrating experimentally that genetic diversity makes populations more resistant to disease. more info

Faster diagnostics

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

The mass use of antibiotics causes drug-resistances. A new rapid test helps with administering the available antibiotic which is still effective in a concrete case. more info

Inequality Persists Over Generations

Institute for the World Economy

According to research, socio-economic prospects in Germany are being transmitted across multiple generations. Your great-grandparents’ status still predicts your status today. more info


How does our brain work when planning a movement?

21/06/2018 | 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... more info

Sharp images with flexible fibers

13/06/2018 | 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... more info

New antibiotic against tuberculosis

07/06/2018 | 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... more info

Women and the risks of cardiovascular disease

13/06/2018 | 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. more info

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... more info

Resistance against works councils

31/05/2018 | Halle Institute for Economic Research

Studies have shown that works councils have a positive impact on productivity and profits. Despite this, employers are sometimes resistant to the idea of staff involvement in company decision-making. more info

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