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

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  1. Gene switch for healthy aging found
    31.05.2018 · Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute

    A calorie-restricted diet is known to alleviate frailty and age related-diseases. Researchers now demonstrate in a mouse model that a gene regulator is involved in the aging process.

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  2. Genetic diversity protects
    31.05.2018 · Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Diversity is the key: a team of researchers has succeeded in demonstrating experimentally that genetic diversity makes populations more resistant to disease.

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  3. Electrons in a dual state
    26.04.2018 · Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    Researchers managed to control the shape of laser pulses to place an electron in a dual state by keeping it both free and bound to its nucleus.

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  4. Lavish blue-green algae
    26.04.2018 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    Blue-green algae produce an excess of amino acids at a late stage of their bloom. This leads to a surprising food supply for marine microorganisms and thus for the entire food web in nutrient-poor seasons.

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  5. Smart Taxing
    23.03.2018 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    A policy package of bequest taxes and land value taxes could be the optimal solution to reduce wealth inequality and rising land prices.

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  6. Responsibility as a burden
    28.03.2018 · Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

    People in high-power positions experience more stress if they are aware of their responsibility than if they recognize the freedom their position provides.

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  7. Impact of air pollution on cognitive decline
    28.03.2018 · Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

    Air pollution is a risk factor for cognitive impairment in elderly people. But where does this effect come from - is there a direct relation or is it mediated by lung function?

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  8. INM – Leibniz-Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken
    20.03.2018 ·

    Senate Statement incl. attachments

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  9. Surveying the Arctic
    15.03.2018 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    The research aeroplane Polar 5 departs for Greenland where a team of researchers will spend four weeks studying the consequences of wildfires and carbon particles in the Arctic.

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  10. Social media pays off
    14.03.2018 · Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

    Constant checking of status messages is often associated with stress, envy and reduced wellbeing. Research on social networks has shown that Social Media help us get useful information and emotional support.

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  11. Faster diagnostics
    14.03.2018 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    The mass use of antibiotics causes drug-resistances. A new rapid test helps with administering the available antibiotic which is still effective in a concrete case.

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  12. Ant raids: It’s all in the genes
    09.03.2018 · Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseen

    Certain ants capture closely related ant species and make them work in their own colonies. The raids required to achieve this are controlled by different genes.

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  13. Paying attention as the eyes move
    07.03.2018 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    The visual system optimally maintains attention on relevant objects even as eye movements are made. This poses a challenge for the brain.

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  14. Enhanced weathering
    07.03.2018 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Getting CO2 out of the air and storing it safely is a rather hot topic. A new assessment shows: Weathering of rocks can help to reduce the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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  15. Inequality Persists Over Generations
    15.03.2018 · Institute for the World Economy

    According to research, socio-economic prospects in Germany are being transmitted across multiple generations. Your great-grandparents’ status still predicts your status today.

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  16. A spinning top of light
    07.03.2018 · Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    A team of physicists has now developed a new method for precisely characterising short, rotating pulses of light. These can reveal a great deal about the inner structure of materials.

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  17. Reefs protect coasts from monster waves
    14.03.2018 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    Tropical coral reefs form a natural barrier against storm waves and protect the coast from erosion. New measurement data shows how reef degradation and sea level rise can affect the height of the waves.

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  18. Chirality of molecules
    22.02.2018 · Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    Identifying and separating right-handed from left-handed molecules is a crucial step for many applications in chemistry and pharmaceutics. Researchers have now presented a new original method.

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  19. Partner selection in lemurs
    14.02.2018 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Female lemurs have to select a male of their own species for mating. Red-fronted lemurs are able to differentiate between conspecifics and closely related sister species on the basis of facial color pattern variations – even on...

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  20. Global coal problem
    09.02.2018 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    While less new coal-fired power plants are now being built in China and India, the planned expansion in the use of coal Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam, will in part cancel out the reduction. The world has to actively counteract...

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