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Cytogenetic torch

27/03/2019 | Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Researchers have developed a new CRISPR/Cas9 based molecular visualisation method that enables real-time investigation of genome sequences without denaturating the chromatin structure. more info

Protected habitats

14/03/2019 | Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

More than 25,000 sites in Europe were designated protected areas under Natura 2000. Now, researchers have examined how effectively the network protects listed habitat types in Germany. more info

Prickly danger

13/03/2019 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

A recent study identified a close relative of the diphtheria causing bacterium in hedgehogs. The bacterium has already been detected in native wildlife species and can be transmitted to humans. more info

Amazon rainforest and climate change

28/02/2019 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Regions of the Amazon forest with generally higher rainfall variability are more resilient to climate disturbances. However, the ecosystem might not be able to cope with the pace of climate change. more info

Retirement at 63 in Germany leads to higher costs

28/02/2019 | ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

The retirement at 63 is more expensive than originally thought. Costs are expected to rise even more when bigger birth cohorts are able to take advantage of the deduction-free early pension. more info

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

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