Extreme Weather, extreme wheat prices

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found. more info

Water issues for policymakers

Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Water and water bodies are essential resources of high value and relevance. In the run-up to the Bundestag elections in 2017 researchers identified five urgent water-related issues. more info

Same game, different eyes

Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

Research has shown that after a game fans have a distorted memory of it in favor of their own team. The perception processes are the same during the game - the fans' memories are biased towards their... more info

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Virtual Reality meets Astrophysics

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

A new Virtual Reality (VR) website invites visitors to experience the cosmos and to take virtual tours through astronomical observatories - offering 360 degree videos and panoramas. more info

© C. Kuckein, C. Denker/AIP

The “Research Fab Microelectronics Germany” gets off the ground

To reinforce the position of Europe's semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two... more info

© Fraunhofer Mikroelektronik /A. Grützner


Barley Genome Sequenced

27/04/2017 | Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

A ten-nation consortium has reported the first high-quality reference genome sequence of barley. For the first time, scientists can now locate all genes precisely in the genome and analyze complex... more info

Hydrogels for a better treatment of chronic wounds

21/04/2017 | Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden

Diabetes is often associated with chronic wounds whose treatment remains challenging. Researchers have now developed hydrogels that promise new treatment modalities for patients suffering from... more info

A New Role for Autophagosomes in Neurodegeneration

11/04/2017 | Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Autophagosomes are small membrane vesicles in charge of waste disposal to promote recycling of its components. A new discovery shows autophagosomes in a completely new light and fuels hope for new... more info

Smelling the risk of infection

10/04/2017 | German Primate Center

Mandrill primates are able to smell an infected group member and consequently groom them less than healthy individuals. This behavior plays a crucial role in the co-evolution of host and parasite. more info

Guidance system for nerve cells

06/04/2017 | DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

In many tissues of the human body the spatial organization of cells plays an important role. Scientists developed an injectable gel, which provides a functional guidance system for cells. more info

Europe`s first cave fish

05/04/2017 | Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

A team of cave divers and researchers discovered Europe's first cave fish in Southern Germany. The findings show that adaptation to subterranean habitats can be fast - requiring only a few thousand... more info

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