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 slightly disgusting facts about mozzies
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Dengue and Zika - but did you know the females also stockpile sperm, and their eggs love to hitch a ride on used car tyres?
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.
Outsmarting Zika and Dengue Fever
Researchers win an insurance policy by developing a second strain of bacteria to help fight against mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and Dengue Fever.
Blood for science: Putting the bite on mosquito viruses
A simple bacterium that can stop mosquitoes carrying viruses like Zika could be part of the answer in stopping the spread of the Zika outbreak in Latin America.
Beyond Zika: 5 nasties on the radar
There are other dangerous viruses - and the critters to spread them - that could come out of nowhere, just like Zika that has sparked a global emergency.
Why flies and mosquitoes are irritating little pests
Summer is here and so are the little buzzing flyers that make your life around the BBQ a misery. This is why they love you so much.