Healing wounds with differential equations
University of Melbourne mathematical biologist Professor Jennifer Flegg uses mathematics to solve biological problems like wound healing and infectious diseases
Using mathematics to treat malaria
Mathematics can track parasite resistance to antimalarial drugs so agencies can target the right drug to where it's needed, says University of Melbourne expert
The new weapon against malaria’s drug resistance
Malaria parasites have now developed resistance to seven drugs; but promising new drug targets have been identified in a new University of Melbourne-led study.
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.
Immunity to COVID-19: Lessons from malaria
The University of Melbourne has contributed to new research that finds advances in malaria immunity surveillance may help us rapidly respond to COVID-19.
Double hit to malaria from new drug candidate
New antimalarial compounds target two molecules involved in critical stages of the parasite’s life cycle, finds new research including University of Melbourne.
Preventing the spread of malaria
Scientists, including from the University of Melbourne, have found a new drug to block the world’s deadliest malaria parasite from reaching ‘transmission stage'
What malaria can tell us about ‘switching off’ diseases like HIV
New University of Melbourne research on our body’s inflammation response to malaria could open up new treatments for viral and autoimmune diseases like HIV.
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.