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  1. 20 October 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 20 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 13 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 18 December 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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'

  5. 21 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 18 July 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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