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    Forsyth Institute COVID-19 Policy Update

    The Forsyth Institute considers the health, safety, and well-being of all in our community as our top priority. Currently, the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak remains fluid and continues to evolve meriting both proactive and reactive management on the part of our leadership team.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely on an ongoing basis.

    The Forsyth Institute considers the health, safety, and well-being of all in our community as our top priority. Currently, the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak remains fluid and continues to evolve meriting both proactive and reactive management on the part of our leadership team.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely on an ongoing basis.

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    Forsyth Scientific Symposium: My Teeth=My Health

    Save the dave! Forsyth's annual Scientific Symposium will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. My Teeth=My Health will cover a variety of topics including: 

    Save the dave! Forsyth's annual Scientific Symposium will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. My Teeth=My Health will cover a variety of topics including: 

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    Forsyth Institute teams up with Ray Bourque to promote oral health care for kids in need

    The Forsyth Institute and former Boston Bruins hockey player and Hall of Famer Ray Bourque are hosting a reception on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Bourque’s North End restaurant, Tresca. Forsyth’s CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Wenyuan Shi and Director of ForsythKids, Kerry Maguire, will give opening remarks.

    The Forsyth Institute and former Boston Bruins hockey player and Hall of Famer Ray Bourque are hosting a reception on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Bourque’s North End restaurant, Tresca. Forsyth’s CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Wenyuan Shi and Director of ForsythKids, Kerry Maguire, will give opening remarks.

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    Elyse D. Cherry elected Chair of the Board of the Forsyth Institute

    Cambridge, MA—Elyse D. Cherry, Chief Executive Officer of BlueHub Capital, was elected Chair of the Board of the Forsyth Institute, the only independent research institute in America specializing in oral health and its impact on overall wellness.

    Cherry takes over the Chair position for Peter Nessen, a long-time supporter of Forsyth and President of Corporate Realty Investment Company, LLC. Nessen served as Chairman of the Board for nine years.

    Cambridge, MA—Elyse D. Cherry, Chief Executive Officer of BlueHub Capital, was elected Chair of the Board of the Forsyth Institute, the only independent research institute in America specializing in oral health and its impact on overall wellness.

    Cherry takes over the Chair position for Peter Nessen, a long-time supporter of Forsyth and President of Corporate Realty Investment Company, LLC. Nessen served as Chairman of the Board for nine years.

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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.

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    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.