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    New genetic engineering strategy makes human-made DNA invisible

    Bacteria are everywhere. They live in the soil and water, on our skin and in our bodies. Some are pathogenic, meaning they cause disease or infection. To design effective treatments against pathogens, researchers need to know which specific genes are to blame for pathogenicity.

    Bacteria are everywhere. They live in the soil and water, on our skin and in our bodies. Some are pathogenic, meaning they cause disease or infection. To design effective treatments against pathogens, researchers need to know which specific genes are to blame for pathogenicity.

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    ForsythKids program focuses on good oral hygiene

    Good oral hygiene is the focus at the Match Community Day Public Charter School in Hyde Park thanks to the ForythKids Program. Erika Tarantal reports on how thousands of kids have benefitted from the program. Dr. Kerry Maguire, director of ForsythKids, and her senior associate Mandy Sadri, talk to Karen Holmes Ward about the program’s importance.

    Good oral hygiene is the focus at the Match Community Day Public Charter School in Hyde Park thanks to the ForythKids Program. Erika Tarantal reports on how thousands of kids have benefitted from the program. Dr. Kerry Maguire, director of ForsythKids, and her senior associate Mandy Sadri, talk to Karen Holmes Ward about the program’s importance.

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    Mouth Microbes: The Helpful and the Harmful

    Floyd Dewhirst, Senior Member of the Staff at Forsyth, was quoted in a recent article published in the National Institutes of Health’s News in Health newsletter.

    “Many bacteria in our mouths depend on help from other members of their community to survive and prosper,” says Dr. Floyd Dewhirst, a dental expert who studies microbes at the Forsyth Institute.

    Read the full story here.

    Floyd Dewhirst, Senior Member of the Staff at Forsyth, was quoted in a recent article published in the National Institutes of Health’s News in Health newsletter.

    “Many bacteria in our mouths depend on help from other members of their community to survive and prosper,” says Dr. Floyd Dewhirst, a dental expert who studies microbes at the Forsyth Institute.

    Read the full story here.

  • Events

    Forsyth Symposium: Immune Modulation of the Host-Microbe Interface

    Save the date for the second annual Forsyth Symposium: Immune Modulation at the Host-Microbe Interface.

    When: 8:30 am - 7 pm, October 30th, 2019

    Where: Forsyth Institute, 1 Athenaeum St, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Stay tuned for more information! Contact symposium@forsyth.org with questions.

    Save the date for the second annual Forsyth Symposium: Immune Modulation at the Host-Microbe Interface.

    When: 8:30 am - 7 pm, October 30th, 2019

    Where: Forsyth Institute, 1 Athenaeum St, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Stay tuned for more information! Contact symposium@forsyth.org with questions.

  • News

    An experimental “battle royale” of oral bacteria helps explain how a pathogen causes hospital infections

    Hundreds of different bacterial species are living inside your mouth. Some are highly abundant, while others are scarce. A few of these oral bacteria are known pathogens. Others are benign, or even beneficial.

    Hundreds of different bacterial species are living inside your mouth. Some are highly abundant, while others are scarce. A few of these oral bacteria are known pathogens. Others are benign, or even beneficial.

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    5 for Good: ForsythKids offers preventative dental care in schools

    ForsythKids was recently featured on WCVB Channel as part of the 5 for Good series, which highlights uplifting stories around the Boston area.

    Watch the video here!

    ForsythKids was recently featured on WCVB Channel as part of the 5 for Good series, which highlights uplifting stories around the Boston area.

    Watch the video here!

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    Forsyth Institute sinks its teeth into global expansion, incubator

    The Forsyth Institute has its roots in groundbreaking dental research, from establishing the first pediatric dental hospital in the world, to defining the practice of removing plaque and putting fluoride in toothpaste.

    The Forsyth Institute has its roots in groundbreaking dental research, from establishing the first pediatric dental hospital in the world, to defining the practice of removing plaque and putting fluoride in toothpaste.

  • Blog Post

    Looking back and looking forward: The Surgeon General’s report on oral health

    Nearly two decades ago, David Satcher, who served United States Surgeon General from 1998–2002, commissioned a report on oral health in America. The primary message of the report, Satcher said, was that oral health is critical to overall health and wellbeing.

    “Without oral health, you’re not healthy,” Satcher said. “And oral health is about more than just the health of the teeth.”

    Nearly two decades ago, David Satcher, who served United States Surgeon General from 1998–2002, commissioned a report on oral health in America. The primary message of the report, Satcher said, was that oral health is critical to overall health and wellbeing.

    “Without oral health, you’re not healthy,” Satcher said. “And oral health is about more than just the health of the teeth.”

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    George Wenckebach donates trust funds to Forsyth

    The first time George Wenckebach set foot in the United States, he parachuted in as a member of the national Dutch skydiving team. This was just one example of a lifetime of adventure, which included a fellowship at the Forsyth Institute.

    The first time George Wenckebach set foot in the United States, he parachuted in as a member of the national Dutch skydiving team. This was just one example of a lifetime of adventure, which included a fellowship at the Forsyth Institute.

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    The Forsyth Institute Discovers that Differences in the Oral Microbiome of Youth Born with HIV May Increase their Risk of Dental Decay

    Cambridge, MAJune 28, 2018 – A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities.

    Cambridge, MAJune 28, 2018 – A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities.