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Bioethics, infectious diseases and the battle between good and evil

Sometimes, improving public health can mean infringing on people’s rights and compromising their interests.

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Dengue blocking bacteria Wolbachia rolled out in La Paz Mexico thanks to World Mosquito Program

Long-lasting method to prevent dengue launched in Mexico’s Baja California Sur

The communities will benefit from a self-sustaining program that uses Wolbachia mosquitoes to provide long-lasting protection from dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses.

Medicine & health

New insights into how a virus-blocking bacterium operates in mosquitoes

New research by Monash University’s World Mosquito Program has revealed details of how the bacterium Wolbachia blocks viruses, such as dengue, in mosquito cells.

Medicine & health
Christian and Reza

Study points to new approach to battling infections

An international study led by researchers at Monash University’ Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) has shone light on the way the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) hijacks the communication

Medicine & health
Wolbachia

A$7 million awarded to Eliminate Dengue Program to combat mosquito-borne viruses

The Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) led from Monash University has received AUD$7 million from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to continue development of its unique defence against mosquito-borne viruses.

Research
White House

Monash University produces bio security White Paper for US Government

Monash University has responded to a US Government request to produce an analytical paper on how to ethically manage risks including biosecurity and terror threats linked to experimental research on disease-causing agents.

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