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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

Harvests in the US suffer from climate change

14/02/2017 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

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

Epigenetic Changes Promote Development of Fatty Liver

10/01/2017 | German Institute of Human Nutrition

Mice with a strong tendency to obesity already exhibit epigenetic changes at six weeks of age. This favors the development of a fatty liver. Changes in DNA methylation are also detectable in humans... more info

Gases important for cloud formation

07/12/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Particles from gases play an important role in the formation of clouds. Now an additional reaction pathway could be proved and explains why these gases are formed during the daytime under sunlight. more info

Back to the Start

07/12/2016 | Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Leibniz-Researchers show that the re-activation of embryonic genes after muscle injury in old age impairs the functionality of muscle stem cells — instead of improving it.  more info

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