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  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 5 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 7 December 2015 - Go Figure

    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.