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.
Using chemotherapy to fight malaria
Researchers at the University of Melbourne's Bio21 Institute have discovered chemotherapy can help overcome growing resistance to the antimalarial artemisinin.
Exposing malaria’s atomic machinery
With atomic level imaging researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne are exposing how malaria can be blocked from the blood.
The genes that turn malaria into a killer
University of Melbourne experts have discovered a group of proteins associated with the deadliest forms of malaria; this finding could help protect children.
Malaria’s dark secrets exposed by a simple glow
University of Melbourne scientists develop technique to track malaria through its complicated life cycle using fluorescence to expose the parasite's weaknesses
Discovering the deadly diversity of malaria
A new technique developed by University of Melbourne research has found a huge diversity in malaria genes that disguises it from the human immune system.
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.
Armour against malaria
Efforts to develop a malaria vaccine have been boosted by the discovery that we can trap parasite-killing immune cells in the liver to stop malaria cold.
Trapping malaria in a gene net
Malaria’s ability to mutate to nullify drugs is actually its downfall, delivering a new weapon for stopping the spread of resistance.
The new battlefront in malaria research
An international research team is working to combat emerging resistance to antimalarials, within a limited timeline and budget.