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.