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    Researchers discover cellular messengers communicate with bacteria in the mouth

    new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis.

    new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis.

  • Cultured TM7 bacterium oral taxon 488, strain TM7x, infecting Actinomyces odontolyticus, strain XH001. Image by Pallavi Murugkar and Felicitas Bidlack

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    Join us for the Inaugural Forsyth Symposium Featuring the Uncultivable Bacteria

    Join us for our inaugural Forsyth Symposium on October 11-12, 2018. This year's symposium will feature "The Uncultivable Bacteria" and include posters sessions, a workshop and talks from Forsyth faculty and guest speakers such as Dr. Jill Banfield of the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Angela Douglas of Cornell University, Dr. Jeffrey Scott McLean of the University of Washington, Dr. Stephen Giovannoni of Oregon State University and Dr.

    Join us for our inaugural Forsyth Symposium on October 11-12, 2018. This year's symposium will feature "The Uncultivable Bacteria" and include posters sessions, a workshop and talks from Forsyth faculty and guest speakers such as Dr. Jill Banfield of the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Angela Douglas of Cornell University, Dr. Jeffrey Scott McLean of the University of Washington, Dr. Stephen Giovannoni of Oregon State University and Dr.

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    The Forsyth Institute Expands Key Human Microbiome Database

    Cambridge, MAMarch 5, 2018 – A team of researchers from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, today announced they have added over 80 species to generate the expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD), an online index of microbial species present in the mouth and respiratory tract, including the nasal passages and throat.

    Cambridge, MAMarch 5, 2018 – A team of researchers from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, today announced they have added over 80 species to generate the expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD), an online index of microbial species present in the mouth and respiratory tract, including the nasal passages and throat.

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    The Forsyth Institute and Photomedics Inc. Announce Development of an Intraoral Antibacterial Light Technology and Device

    Cambridge, Massachusetts – February 20, 2018 – Photomedics, an oral health technology company, with a corporate headquarters based out of The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in oral health research, has developed and designed a functional, proprietary intraoral light device with proven ability to reduce the number of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum disease, bad breath and are linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, premature birth and low birth

    Cambridge, Massachusetts – February 20, 2018 – Photomedics, an oral health technology company, with a corporate headquarters based out of The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in oral health research, has developed and designed a functional, proprietary intraoral light device with proven ability to reduce the number of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum disease, bad breath and are linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, premature birth and low birth

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    Dai Feng Appointed Newest Member of The Forsyth Institute’s Board of Directors

    Cambridge, Mass – February  12, 2018 – The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in biomedical and oral microbiome research, today announced the newest member of its Board of Directors, Dai Feng, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CareCapital Advisors Limited. Feng will bring a breadth of innovation and entrepreneurship to Forsyth’s Board of Directors.

    Cambridge, Mass – February  12, 2018 – The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in biomedical and oral microbiome research, today announced the newest member of its Board of Directors, Dai Feng, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CareCapital Advisors Limited. Feng will bring a breadth of innovation and entrepreneurship to Forsyth’s Board of Directors.

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    Forsyth Institute Researcher Floyd Dewhirst Named as American Association for Advancement of Science Fellow

    Cambridge, MA – November 20, 2017 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced Forsyth Institute senior member of the staff, Floyd Dewhirst, DDS, PhD, as an AAAS Fellow in the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences field.

    Cambridge, MA – November 20, 2017 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced Forsyth Institute senior member of the staff, Floyd Dewhirst, DDS, PhD, as an AAAS Fellow in the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences field.

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    National Geographic features Forsyth Institute's Dr. Floyd Dewhirst

    How Dog and Cat 'Kisses' Can Turn Deadly

    By Erika Engelhaupt

    Published October 24, 2017


    When Julie McKenna arrived at the hospital in Mildura, Australia, in 2007, she could barely speak. Her arms and legs were cold and mottled, and her face was turning purple.

    How Dog and Cat 'Kisses' Can Turn Deadly

    By Erika Engelhaupt

    Published October 24, 2017


    When Julie McKenna arrived at the hospital in Mildura, Australia, in 2007, she could barely speak. Her arms and legs were cold and mottled, and her face was turning purple.

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    Researchers create map of the gut's microbial landscape

    Cambridge, MA October 10, 2017 – A collaborative effort by a team of researchers from three institutions including the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge and Washington University in St.

    Cambridge, MA October 10, 2017 – A collaborative effort by a team of researchers from three institutions including the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge and Washington University in St.

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    The Forsyth Institute receives prestigious NIH award to advance research on oral microbiome and all microbe-related fields

    Cambridge, MAOctober 5, 2017 – A research team led by the Forsyth Institute today received a $5.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue revolutionary research of microbes living in the mouth and within the human body. The research has the potential to accelerate work in diverse fields, including medicine, synthetic biology, agriculture and environmental sciences.

    Cambridge, MAOctober 5, 2017 – A research team led by the Forsyth Institute today received a $5.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue revolutionary research of microbes living in the mouth and within the human body. The research has the potential to accelerate work in diverse fields, including medicine, synthetic biology, agriculture and environmental sciences.

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    Dr. Wenyuan Shi Appointed CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of The Forsyth Institute

    Cambridge, Mass – August 28, 2017 – The Forsyth Institute, a world leader in oral health research, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Wenyuan Shi as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of the Institute effective September 1, 2017.

    Cambridge, Mass – August 28, 2017 – The Forsyth Institute, a world leader in oral health research, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Wenyuan Shi as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of the Institute effective September 1, 2017.