Q&A: Victoria’s monster mosquito explosion
Do you feel like a personal donor to a rising number of blood-sucking mosquitoes this Australian spring? You’re not alone, say University of Melbourne experts.
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.
Dengue-blocking mosquitoes here to stay
Mosquitoes carrying anti-viral bacteria show remarkable stability a decade since their release in field trials, shows University of Melbourne research
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.
Tracking the movement of mosquito stowaways
Mosquitoes are a challenge to global health, but University of Melbourne genomics research is trying to stop risky species sneaking past Australian biosecurity.
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.
Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat
A new approach to dengue control that uses anti-viral bacteria is vulnerable to heatwaves, but the bacteria bounce back finds University of Melbourne research.
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'
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.
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.