Killing the malaria parasite by blocking its recycling system
A new drug candidate stops the malaria parasite breaking down waste, resulting in a fatal ‘molecular constipation', finds University of Melbourne-led study.
Starving the bacterium that causes pneumonia
By targeting an essential nutrition pathway, University of Melbourne researchers hope to develop drug targets against the bacteria that cause pneumonia
Watch Episode 1: Conversations on COVID-19: A Global View
The University of Melbourne's Conversations on COVID-19: A Global View features international experts exploring how we'll live with the coronavirus pandemic.
Testing wildlife could stop pandemics in their tracks
The key to reducing disease in humans is proactive disease surveillance in animals; we already have the technology to do it say University of Melbourne experts.
Lessons for COVID-19 from the Ebola frontline
The University of Melbourne's Dr Amanda Rojek was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic, and is now drawing on those lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health
University of Melbourne experts say the One Health approach brings together human, animal and environmental health research to tackle some of our biggest issues
The World Health Organization as pandemic police?
The idea the World Health Organization could investigate disease in countries is interesting, but a University of Melbourne expert says there are clear problems
The dynamics of disease
Professor Tony Blakely, a University of Melbourne epidemiologist and public health specialist, discusses COVID-19 infection control models and exit strategies.
Don’t blame the pangolin (or any other animal) for COVID-19
Animals may be the original hosts for viruses such as COVID-19, but the causes of transmission to humans are our fault, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Schools must provide soap to maintain basic hygiene
Good hygiene is essential to stopping germs like the COVID-19 virus, but soap is not provided as standard in all schools say University of Melbourne experts.