Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transglutaminase 2 (TG2), is a key component in the process of gum disease.
Think of the human oral cavity as a highly desirable spot for bacteria to live. There is evidence that more than 550 species of microorganisms find it a hospitable environment to call home.
New knowledge is essential to combat the scourge of bone loss. As recently as 2005, the scientific community did not know what triggered periodontal bone loss in humans.
After a century at 140 the Fenway in Boston, the Forsyth Institute relocated to the heart of Kendall Square Cambridge, an epicenter of biomedical research.
Bridging the gap between basic research and clinical care is critical for delivering on the promise of scientific research.