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Oldest fossil sea turtle discovered

10/09/2015 | Senckenberg Nature Research Society

The fossilized reptile is at least 120 million years old – which makes it about 25 million years older than the previously known oldest specimen. more info

A childhood dilemma: Growth or Play

17/08/2015 German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Primates that play, grow slower but benefit later in life: New findings on Assamese macaques contradict older notions on animal play behavior.  more info

How did animals inhabit in the sand?

13/08/2015 | Leibniz-Institute for Animal Biodiversity

By using annelid worms as an example a team of researchers proves that the fauna of the interstitial system has two evolutionary paths. more info

Fewer tiger subspecies – better protection

03/07/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

New scientific research could help to protect tigers from extinction. The findings indicate that tigers should be classified as only two subspecies. more info

Top 10 New Species

03/06/2015 Museum für Naturkunde

The Bone‐house Wasp, described by Leibniz Scientists, is among the Top 10 New Species for 2015. This insect has a unique way to protect its offspring. more info

Leibniz-drug of the year: hope for patients having a skin disease

08/05/2015 | Leibniz Research Alliance "Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology"

Award for a novel therapeutic approach for ichthyosis, a rare skin disease for which no therapy is available so far. more info

Freshwater Information Platform

08/05/2015 Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Pressures such as intense land-use and climate change are threatening the health of European freshwater ecosystems. A new online platform offers open-access publishing of maps and data. more info

New image helps to detect mildew infections

13/01/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering

Scientists tested a new image analysis method which will help salad breeders to faster select resistant plants.     more info

Algae against HIV

12/11/2014 Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Extracts of brown algae may be effective against human immunodeficiency virus HIV-1 infection. The Algae also possess other unknown molecules which are suspected to fight other diseases. more info

Global boom in hydropower expected this decade

13/11/2014 | Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

A boom in hydropower dam construction is underway. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity. more info

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