On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. The picture shows a gallium oxide chip.

    New materials for power electronics
    05.11.2019 · IKZ/FBH

    The semiconductor material beta-gallium oxide offers the best prerequisites for next-generation power electronics. To this end, a recently launched project is funded with €2 million.

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  2. Birthright Citizenship matters
    30.10.2019 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    In Germany, automatically granting birthright citizenship to children with an immigration background significantly improves their education opportunities.

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  3. Putting the WFD to the test
    29.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    60 per cent of all water bodies in the EU require urgent improvement. The IGB Policy Brief offers options for action to policy makers and practitioners.

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  4. First glimpse into the hot universe
    23.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    The German space telescope eROSITA, which was successfully launched in July, has now published the first astounding images of the hot universe.

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  5. Intestinal cell renewal
    22.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    With its stem cells, the intestine is able to regenerate itself continuously. How the cell differentiation is exactly regulated, researchers have now found out.

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  6. Insufficient climate protection
    14.10.2019 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Researchers assess the German climate package and provide input for making necessary adjustments.

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  7. Sensitive neighbours
    09.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Proximity to paths and roads is a burden for white-tailed sea eagles. To prevent negative effects on the breeding performance, scientists suggest adjustments of the protection zone regulations.

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  8. Underestimated hazard
    07.10.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Pollution by fungicides can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences for the functioning of aquatic systems – like effects on algal blooms.

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  9. Redefining cattle breeding
    25.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

    Within the cattle farming industry, there are tensions between world nutrition, animal welfare and environmental consequences. A major international research project will generate key information needed for basic research.

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  10. Effects of privatisation
    19.09.2019 · Halle Institute for Economic Research

    Award-winning US economist Ufuk Akcigit begins a large-scale research project at the Leibniz-IWH.

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  11. Das Bild zeigt einen dichten Dickicht.

    Grow or defend yourself
    18.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    Plants experience a trade-off between growth and defence, being unable to do both simultaneously. Recent findings are offering new insight.

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  12. Micro robots in surgery
    18.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    Visional minimal invasive microsurgery - with the first-time real-time tracking of mobile micro-objects deep in the tissue, a decisive step has been taken.

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  13. The picture shows a gallium oxide chip.

    Powerful components
    16.09.2019 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

    A breakthrough with transistors based on gallium oxide enables energy-efficient power electronics – components that are indispensable for our future.

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  14. The picture shows a food package delivery to Africa.

    Non-transferred aid
    16.09.2019 · Kiel Institute for the World Economy

    A study illustrates that a susbstantial share of development aid is spent within the donor countries’ own borders and is not tackling the root causes of migration.

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  15. The picture shows Volker Haucke.

    Academia Europaea
    11.09.2019 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

    Prof. Volker Haucke, Director at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), has been elected to the renowned scientific academy.

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  16. The picture shows several colourful paragliders in the sky.

    Separated signals
    11.09.2019 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    The brain’s specialized color and motion circuits use different frequencies to broadcast their output to areas that combine the various visual feature components into a unified percept.

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  17. The picture shows a lizard sunbathing.

    Cool lizards
    11.09.2019 · Museum für Naturkunde

    Since lizards are cold-blooded animals, they depend on warmth and solar radiation to attain the temperatures they like. Will they benefit from global warming?

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  18. The picture shows a lady with a magnifying glass.

    Early indications
    11.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A new eye scan provides detailed information on the condition of the retinal tissue and thus detects eye diseases sooner.

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  19. The picture shows the planet Jupiter.

    Hot Jupiters
    04.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    For the first time, reseachers detected the chemical element potassium at high resolution in the atmosphere of an exoplanet.

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  20. The picture shows a wild boar with it's young.

    Single event or epidemic?
    02.09.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    A study shows how mating behaviour and movement patterns influence the dynamics of animal diseases.

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