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  1. 5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Tracking the movement of mosquito stowaways

    Mosquitoes are a challenge to global health, but University of Melbourne genomics research is trying to stop risky species sneaking past Australian biosecurity.

  2. 24 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat

    A new approach to dengue control that uses anti-viral bacteria is vulnerable to heatwaves, but the bacteria bounce back finds University of Melbourne research.

  3. 18 July 2019 - Science Matters

    Using bacteria to control mosquitoes

    A University of Melbourne research trial finds the Wolbachia bacteria suppresses dengue-fever carrying mosquitoes, but more work is needed to stop their spread.

  4. 12 May 2017 - Go Figure

    5 slightly disgusting facts about mozzies

    The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Dengue and Zika - but did you know the females also stockpile sperm, and their eggs love to hitch a ride on used car tyres?

  5. 31 October 2016 - Go Figure

    Waiting for the Tiger mosquito

    It maybe just a matter of time before the tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, arrives on mainland Australia bringing tropical diseases south.

  6. 19 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Outsmarting Zika and Dengue Fever

    Researchers win an insurance policy by developing a second strain of bacteria to help fight against mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and Dengue Fever.

  7. 9 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Blood for science: Putting the bite on mosquito viruses

    A simple bacterium that can stop mosquitoes carrying viruses like Zika could be part of the answer in stopping the spread of the Zika outbreak in Latin America.