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Major structuring projects programs : Request for applications

LAUNCHING OF THE 2018-2019 COMPETITION Aim of this program a) to enable researchers from different sites, fields and sectors, to establish teams and to unite their expertise around various research topics b) to support innovative approaches that could lead to grants from major funding agencies......

It’s official ! The RSBO has two new codirectors

At its meeting of November 22, the FRQS Board of Directors has endorsed the candidatures of Dr. Christophe Bedos and Dr. Faleh Tamimi as co-directors of the Québec Network for Oral and Bone Health Research. Christophe Bedos is a dentist with a PhD in public......

Identification of a new gene causing scoliosis and bone malformations

Professor Dieter Reinhardt was part of a unique collaboration among Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada, CHU Sainte-Justine and McGill University that has enabled researchers to identify genetic mutations involved in a rare disease that causes scoliosis and bone malformations. The findings, published in The......

Drs. Tamimi and Abdallah’s recognised on highly coveted front page

Professor Faleh Tamimi and former PhD student Dr. Mohamed-Nur Abdallah’s work was recognised on the highly coveted cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. The high quality figures presented in the paper appear on the front cover of this month’s journal. The paper entitled “Strategies......

What is Hypophosphatasia (HPP)?

In the first segment of a weekly 4-part series, Dr. Marc McKee introduces Oasis Discussions followers to a soft bone disease which also has a significant dental impact. Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a very rare disease that has a prevalence of  approximately 1:100,000 live births.  Much......

Up-to-date information on orofacial pain biomarkers

Dr. Ana Miriam Velly, an RSBO member, has recently co-published a book titled “Orofacial Pain Biomarkers.” The book provided up-to-date information on all aspects of orofacial pain biomarkers. It also discusses biomarkers for various types of orofacial pain, and identifies future directions and challenges. Read......

The RSBO receives funds for 4 more years

Dear Members, It is an immense pleasure to announce that our FRQ-S funding has been renewed for 4 years. I would like to express my gratitude to Richard Brière, the members of the scientific committee, Drs. Emami, Moffatt, Roy, Chandad and Tamimi, and Valérie Morquette......

NCOHR Call for Expressions of Interest, Working Group Members

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals interested in joining a working group in the area of oral health research. NCOHR offers resources to encourage oral health researchers across Canada to collaborate and communicate with one another,......

René St-Arnaud on Télé-Québec

Don’t miss René St-Arnaud, director of the Shriners Hospital Research Center and member of the RSBO, featured on «Les Électrons libres» a TV show broadcast (in French) on Télé-Québec. Dr. St-Arnaud explains the beneficial effects of a vitamin D derivative on healing of bone fractures.......

FLOSSING, YES or No?

On October 28, some 40 people attended the RSBO Café scientifique on the topic: Flossing, yes or no? Few weeks prior to that event, a social media crisis had disrupted our understanding of the benefits of flossing: Study Says Benefits Unproven! This flood of news has......