Experts available on New Hampshire primary, malaria vaccines, eating disorders, invasive strep A, and Japan’s Slim Moon Lander

Western University has experts available to comment on topics making the news such as the New Hampshire primary, malaria vaccines, eating disorders, invasive strep A, and Japan’s Slim Moon Lander.

New Hampshire Primary
All eyes are on New Hampshire to see if Nikki Haley can pose a challenge to Donald Trump in the primaries.

Matt Lebo
Professor and Chair, Political Science

Areas of expertise: American domestic politics, the presidency and presidential elections, congressional elections, political parties in Congress.

Malaria Vaccine
A novel vaccine to protect against malaria is now being rolled out in Cameroon.

Eric Arts
Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control

Areas of expertise: Molecular virology, evolution and vaccine development.

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) runs annually from February 1st-7th.

Lindsay Bodell
Assistant Professor, Psychology; Director, Psychobiology of Eating and Related Disorders (PEAR) Laboratory

Areas of expertise: Eating disorders, what makes some individuals (but not others) vulnerable to develop eating disorder psychopathology.

Full list of experts on mental health related topics: https://mediarelations.uwo.ca/2024/01/17/experts-available-on-topics-related-to-mental-health/

Invasive strep A
The number of Canadians contracting invasive group A streptococcus infections is on the rise this winter.

Jennifer Guthrie
Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Infectious diseases, genomics, bioinformatics, clinical microbiology, epidemiology.

John McCormick
Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Bacterial toxins of streptococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus aureus, immunology, molecular microbiology, infection models.

Japan’s Slim Moon Lander
There is hope that Japan may be able to salvage its lunar lander this week after it landed on the Moon last week but suffered power failure.

Gordon Osinski
Professor, Earth Sciences; Director of the Earth and Planetary Materials Analysis Laboratory.

Areas of expertise: Principal investigator of the Canadian lunar rover mission, lunar exploration, planetary geology.

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