On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.

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  1. Successful reproduction
    22.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Cheetahs in zoos often do not reproduce in the desired manner. Researchers have now found a key to the issue: the age of the mothers at the first pregnancy.

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  2. Pollen in the air
    22.07.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung

    Pollen not only cause allergies, but also have an influence on the climate. Using laser beams researchers now aim to find out more about the properties of these tiny particles.

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  3. The picture shows the Milky Way and the central Galactic bar.

    Galactic archaeology
    16.07.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam

    A new 3D view of the Milky Way reveals the central Galactic bar for the first time.

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  4. Drug design
    16.07.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Lebensmittel-Systembiologie an der Technischen Universität

    In addition to taste perception, bitter receptors also fulfill other physiological functions, for example, in the human immune system. A new substance should help to explore these.

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  5. The picture shows an albostrians barley.

    Striped barley
    15.07.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung

    Pigmentation allows insights into important gene functions and regulations. One of the key genes involved in this process has been identified.

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  6. The picture shows a 115 million year old lily.

    Tropical discovery
    15.07.2019 · Museum für Naturkunde

    Researchers discovered the oldest completely preserved lily. The 115 million year old Cratolirion is one of the earliest known monocotyledonous plants.

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  7. The picture shows shots taken by a microscope.

    Prevent Diabetes
    11.07.2019 · Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke

    Researchers have found that intermittent fasting reduces pancreatic fat. The latter may play a decisive role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

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  8. Ancient murder
    10.07.2019 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

    Researchers have solved a 30,000-year-old murder. Contrary to previous expectations, the earliest modern European fell victim to an act of violence.

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  9. Climate mitigation
    09.07.2019 · Institut für Weltwirtschaft

    If Europe wants to succeed with the Paris Climate Agreement, it has to extend the European Emissions Trading Scheme to all sectors and greenhouse gases.

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  10. Magnetic origami
    09.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    Inspired by folding art: a new method uses external magnetic fields for the targeted production of three-dimensional micro devices with outstanding performance and high yield.

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  11. Historical clouds
    05.07.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung

    Leibniz scientists have investigated ice cores, which can provide insights on the type of cloud cover in the Arctic over the last 500 years and thus close large gaps in knowledge in climate research.

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  12. The picture shows the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest.

    Academic Freedom in Hungary
    04.07.2019 ·

    Open letter from the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany to Prime Minister Orbán

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  13. The picture shows a laboratory littered with electronics.

    Rapid diagnosis
    03.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A new optical method helps surgeons to reliably identify tumors and remove them more precisely.

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  14. High-speed connectivity
    03.07.2019 · IHP – Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik

    5G mobile networks are taking shape and will soon be available to everyone. Leibniz Scientists coordinate a project on large scale testing in different sites across Europe.

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  15. The picture shows a bunch of radishes.

    Reducing food waste
    27.06.2019 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    To further reduce food waste by facilitating a needs-based distribution of food donations to food banks is the goal of a new project.

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  16. Recognizing movement patterns
    27.06.2019 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute für Primate Research

    The research project "Deep Movement Diagnostics" receives around 1.2 million euros for the development of three-dimensional reconstructions of movement patterns.

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  17. Chromosome drive
    27.06.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung

    B chromosomes are often preferentially inherited. Researchers have now been able to decipher the mechanisms behind this phenomenon.

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  18. Population decline
    21.06.2019 · ifo Institut

    A new study shows that the population of Eastern Germany has fallen back to a level last seen in 1905 and that the impact of the German division is thoroughly underestimated.

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  19. The picture shows ice floes from a bird's-eye view.

    Thin ice
    21.06.2019 · Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

    The West Antarctic ice sheet instability might trigger a global sea-level rise of more than 3 meters.

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  20. The picture shows a dragonfish.

    Transparent Teeth
    11.06.2019 · INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    To stay invisible to prey animals the deep-sea dragonfish has evolved transparent teeth that reduce light scattering. The predator turns out to be a natural model for materials research.

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