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  1. 20 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 28 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 20 March 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 16 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  5. 28 April 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 28 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 15 April 2016 - Science Matters

    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.

  9. 11 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    The new battlefront in malaria research

    An international research team is working to combat emerging resistance to antimalarials, within a limited timeline and budget.