Parasites may be gross, but so is Australia’s attitude to Indigenous health
University of Melbourne experts say the impact of preventable parasites and infectious diseases for some Indigenous and remote communities is a national shame.
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'
Reaching critical mass to end scabies
Australian and Pacific researchers, including University Melbourne, are using 'mass drug administrations' to eradicate scabies, which brings anguish to millions
Helping fish fight their own battles
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered what behaviours fish use to naturally avoid parasites, which will help develop healthier fish farms.
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.