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Evolutionary history of baboons

30/01/2019 | German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Researchers have reconstructed the phylogenetic tree of six African baboon species. The genetic information provides clear indications that genes were exchanged between the monkeys. more info

Freshwater fish in danger

18/01/2019 | Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Freshwater fish are among the world´s most at-risk species. Around one-third of freshwater fish species are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change - particularly in the Mediterranean region. more info

Electricity from waste heat

09/01/2019 Leibniz Insitute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

Scientists have developed a magnetic generator to convert waste heat into electricity. A clever arrangement of the components has succeeded in improving the electrical yield by orders of magnitude. more info

Viruses in real time

08/01/2019 | Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

For the first time during an ongoing Lassa fever outbreak, scientists have used portable genomic sequencing technology to identify viruses, which enabled puclic health interventions to be tailored. more info

Sugar molecules modulate immune system

28/11/2018 | Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

Sugar is more than just a pure source of energy. The body itself produces a whole battery of complex sugar chains which can influence mechanisms of the immune system, e.g. in reproductive biology. more info

Loyal consumers are left to foot the bill

28/11/2018 | Centre for European Economic Research

Electricity companies tend to increase their baseline electricity tariffs if more consumers search for cheaper tariffs on the internet. The ones that are losing out are consumers who remain loyal. more info

Danger in the desert

22/11/2018 | German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

An infection with the MERS virus causes only a cold in camels, but can be fatal for humans. Researchers now analyze mutations to predict the risk of a pandemic. more info

Like the earthworm

21/11/2018 | INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials

Due to a dirt-repellent, lubricating layer earthworms are always clean. Inspired by this, researchers developed a friction-reducing material that might be applicable in industry or biomedicine. more info

Arctic warming effect on jet stream

02/11/2018 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

While the connection between stalling atmospheric waves and extreme weather events has been demonstrated by previous studies, researchers now found two crucial conditions that favor a slow jet stream. more info

Drained peatlands

01/11/2018 | Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Peatlands are the most efficient carbon sinks of terrestrial ecosystems. However, around one per cent of all bogs worldwide are lost each year. Researchers now concern measures of rewetting. more info

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