The power of auxin

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Plants are smart enough to grow toward the light, they recognize their main shoot and know when to form lateral roots. The plant hormone auxin controls almost everything — what is the secret of... more info

Can we see monkeys from space?

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, scientists propose that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously possible. The new multi-disciplinary... more info

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Wild emmer wheat genome sequence published

Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

A team of researchers has published the first-ever wild emmer wheat genome sequence. The study will have a significant impact on the global food supply and world hunger. more info

Phages in 3D

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Phages have become a focus of research in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Researchers have now developed a new method to determine the structure of phages down to the atomic level. more info

What makes a movement feel strenuous?

German Primate Center

The physical effort associated with executing an action hences a decision factor. Understanding how we estimate movement effort is thus necessary to understand how we take decisions. more info

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Effects of air pollution on the brain

15/09/2017 | Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

Researchers showed that traffic-related airborne pollutants accelerate the formation of amyloid plaques and enhance motor function impairment in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. more info

Networked and protected

16/08/2017 | Halle Institute for Economic Research

During the financial crisis, billions were spent to rescue banks. Besides the size of the banks, the centrality within the global financial network was also pivotal for financial institutions to... more info

A powerful laser

20/07/2017 | Max-Born-Institute

Laser pulses have been used in a few laboratories worldwide to study light-induced dynamics in atoms and molecules. Now a powerful laser system enables an entirely new class of experiments. more info

Introducing antibodies into cells

20/07/2017 | Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Scientists have managed to introduce nano antibodies into living cells. The "nanobodies" open up a new door to treatments for diseases that have so far been untreatable. more info

From dry to wet

10/07/2017 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Climate change could turn one of Africa's driest regions into a very wet one. Scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel. more info

A hidden water resource

10/07/2017 | Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

Fresh water springs in oceans are widespread, but easy to overlook. Science hasn’t as yet given them much thought. For many people living on the... more info

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