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  1. 24 January 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  2. 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'

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 12 May 2017 - Go Figure

    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?

  7. 28 April 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  8. 31 October 2016 - Go Figure

    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.

  9. 19 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  10. 9 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.