On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Saving angels
    15.05.2017 · Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

    Researchers have published a study to identify the distribution patterns and habitat use of the critically endangered angelshark in its last stronghold: the waters around the Canary Islands.

    read more

  2. Picky fruit-eating birds are more flexible
    11.05.2017 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

    Birds that are specialized on particular fruit types are the most flexible in switching to different fruit types in other seasons — good news in view of the global climate change.

    read more

  3. Policy Proposals to G20
    11.05.2017 · The Kiel Institute for the Word Economy Kiel

    Leading think tanks have been grappling with key policy issues facing the 20 largest industrialized and emerging economies and are now presenting their recommendations to the G20 on an internet platform.

    read more

  4. German Economists Favour Tax Cuts
    11.05.2017 · ifo Institute - ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy

    The vast majority of German economists favours tax cuts for middle-income earners, according to the results of the latest Economists Panel. They also call for a reduction in the so-called middle-class bulge.

    read more

  5. Endoscopic Diagnosis of Cancer
    11.05.2017 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A newly developed handheld fiber optic probe can perform multiple microscopy techniques without the need for tissue staining. It represents an important step toward endoscopic cancer diagnosis.

    read more

  6. Extreme Weather, extreme wheat prices
    28.04.2017 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found.

    read more

  7. Water issues for policymakers
    27.04.2017 · Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Water and water bodies are essential resources of high value and relevance. In the run-up to the Bundestag elections in 2017 researchers identified five urgent water-related issues.

    read more

  8. Barley Genome Sequenced
    27.04.2017 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    A ten-nation consortium has reported the first high-quality reference genome sequence of barley. For the first time, scientists can now locate all genes precisely in the genome and analyze complex gene families.

    read more

  9. Same game, different eyes
    24.04.2017 · Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

    Research has shown that after a game fans have a distorted memory of it in favor of their own team. The perception processes are the same during the game - the fans' memories are biased towards their own team.

    read more

  10. Hydrogels for a better treatment of chronic wounds
    21.04.2017 · Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden

    Diabetes is often associated with chronic wounds whose treatment remains challenging. Researchers have now developed hydrogels that promise new treatment modalities for patients suffering from chronic cutaneous wounds.

    read more

  11. A New Role for Autophagosomes in Neurodegeneration
    11.04.2017 · Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Autophagosomes are small membrane vesicles in charge of waste disposal to promote recycling of its components. A new discovery shows autophagosomes in a completely new light and fuels hope for new treatments for neurodegenerative...

    read more

  12. Smelling the risk of infection
    10.04.2017 · German Primate Center

    Mandrill primates are able to smell an infected group member and consequently groom them less than healthy individuals. This behavior plays a crucial role in the co-evolution of host and parasite.

    read more

  13. Virtual Reality meets Astrophysics
    10.04.2017 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    A new Virtual Reality (VR) website invites visitors to experience the cosmos and to take virtual tours through astronomical observatories - offering 360 degree videos and panoramas.

    read more

  14. The “Research Fab Microelectronics Germany” gets off the ground
    11.04.2017 ·

    To reinforce the position of Europe's semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two institutes within the Leibniz...

    read more

  15. Guidance system for nerve cells
    06.04.2017 · DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

    In many tissues of the human body the spatial organization of cells plays an important role. Scientists developed an injectable gel, which provides a functional guidance system for cells.

    read more

  16. Open letter to Viktor Orbán
    05.04.2017 ·

    The amendment to the Hungarian Law on Higher Education threatens the Central European University. Leibniz President Matthias Kleiner appeals to Prime Minister Orbán to reconsider.

    read more

  17. Draft sequence of the rye genome
    04.04.2017 · Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung

    Researchers report on a whole-genome draft sequence of rye. This represents a genome resource of high value for comparative genomics and genome-based breeding for sustainable crop production.

    read more

  18. Europe`s first cave fish
    05.04.2017 · Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    A team of cave divers and researchers discovered Europe's first cave fish in Southern Germany. The findings show that adaptation to subterranean habitats can be fast - requiring only a few thousand years.

    read more

  19. Non-proliferation and Disarmament
    05.04.2017 · Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

    A new online course covers all relevant aspects of the EU non-proliferation and disarmament agenda and is an open edu­cational resource for all inter­ested users world-wide.

    read more

  20. New gene mutation leads to infertility in women
    30.03.2017 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    More than 80 million people in the world have an unfulfilled desire to have children. Now, researchers have found a new gene mutation that obviously leads to infertility in women.

    read more