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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

US Tech Companies Devour Smaller Rivals

30/10/2018 | Centre for European Economic Research

In the past decade, the US tech giants Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon bought a total of 313 companies. Economic researchers now give warning of the harm they do to the competition. more info

Rhodiola improves memory

26/10/2018 IPB | LIN

So far, no drugs are known to prevent age-related memory loss. A study now proves the memory-enhancing effect of a plant ester as an active ingredient from the medicinal plant Rhodiola rosea. more info

"Rocket" collects microplastics

22/10/2018 | Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

Microplastics are omnipresent in the environment but at the same time difficult to record. Now, researchers have developed a novel device that collects very small particles without contamination.  more info

Can old injured nerves regenerate?

19/10/2018 | Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The regenerative capacity of the nervous system declines during aging. Researchers found that a disturbed immune response leading to chronic inflammation is significantly involved in this. more info

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