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  1. 1 February 2024 - Science Matters

    The breeding trap targeting Melbourne’s growing mozzie problem

    A mosquito trap that significantly reduces egg numbers may help control diseases like the Buruli ulcer in Victoria, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 24 November 2022 - Go Figure

    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.

  3. 3 June 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 11 April 2022 - Science Matters

    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

  5. 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.

  6. 5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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'

  10. 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.