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August 7, 2017 | Storify

Highlights of the Rostock Retreat data visualization workshop

Data visualization enthusiats gathered at the MPIDR in Rostock for the first Rostock Retreat workshop, testing a new interactive event format. A Storify of the highlights. more

August 3, 2017 | New publication

Bechstein’s bats don’t age

Bechstein’s bat has a low death rate well into old age. This could be one reason why unusual natural events often have such severe consequences for the bat's populations. more

July 11, 2017 | New Publication

Children born to fathers

A new analysis shows for the first time that the male birth rate in eastern Germany has hit a global record low. more

June 2, 2017 | News

Puzzling mortality

The probability of not reaching the next year of life is not the same at every moment of life. MPIDR-scientist Marcus Ebeling provides likely reasons for varying values ​​in different age groups at Rostock’s Eleven, which takes place on June 9. more

May 30, 2017 | News

Better prospects for small babies

Many studies have demonstrated that the cognitive abilities of children with low birth weight are generally lower than those of their normal-birth-weight peers. A MPIDR-study shows that these disadvantages have shrunk significantly over the past decades. more

May 30, 2017 | News

MPIDR data on life expectancy for web tool of the insurance industry

MPIDR researchers have calculated data on German cohort life expectancy for the German Insurance Association (GDV), which has now been published in a web tool by the GDV. Background information on the collaboration. more

May 19, 2017 | New Publication

You live longer in the outskirts

Hardly anywhere in the world do people live longer than in Switzerland. But Switzerland’s life expectancy varies, pending on where people live. MPIDR-researcher Mathias Lerch has now looked at the reasons. more

May 1, 2017 | News

MPIDR researchers awarded Cozzarelli Prize

Four MPIDR-researchers have been awarded the Cozzarelli Prize by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. more

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