First it was cows – now it’s larvae!

Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Chaoborus spp is a small fly that uses methane to help it move around. A research demonstrates the negative role played by the larvae not just in global warming.  more info

Together unpredictable

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

When hunting, sailfish increase their success rate by specialising in one attacking side. Because they hunt in groups, their prey is unable to predict from which side the attack will occur.  more info

Harvests in the US suffer from climate change

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. Increased irrigation can help to reduce the negative effects of global warming on crops - but only in specific... more info

Seeking freshwater pandas

Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei

Researchers call for comprehensive protection for endangered freshwater species. As a first step, awareness needs to be raised among the research community and the general public.  more info

The history of horse coat colours

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Human preferences for horse coat colours have changed greatly over time. A new study reveals that the diversity of coat colours in horses has been strongly affected by cultural differences. more info


Diabetes Drug May Improve Fracture Healing

22/03/2017 | German Institute of Human Nutrition

A new study shows that gliptins — well known from diabetes treatment — play an important role in the cellular composition of bones. The discovery provides a novel therapeutic approach to improve bone... more info

The vicious circle of drought

15/03/2017 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could increase the risk for self-amplified forest loss. A great variety of tree species in a forest patch can... more info

Simulating cellular sorting processes

08/03/2017 | DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Researchers developed a set of different, micrometer-sized building blocks, which can self-sort and co-assemble into defined compositions and disassemble at the push of a button. Using this... more info

Incorrect gene activation causes cancer

27/02/2017 | Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Researchers verified that a lack of methyl groups in the gene body leads to an incorrect gene activation and, as a consequence, to the emergence of cancer. Chemical regulation of gene expression... more info

Austerity policy counterproductive

22/02/2017 | The German Institute for Economic Research

Drastic savings measures in Spain, Portugal and Italy neutralized the effects of structural reform. The countries affected relapsed into recession without having improved their financial picture.  more info

Little Impact on Aggressive Tax Planning

14/02/2017 | Centre for European Economic Research

The aggressive tax planning efforts of companies such as Google or Apple are aimed at effectively reducing corporate tax burdens. A recent study... more info

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