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  • 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 two days of talks, posters sessions, and a workshop. The primary speakers include Dr. Jill Banfield, the University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Floyd Dewhirst, Forsyth Institute; Dr. Angela Douglas, Cornell University; Dr. Stephen Giovannoni, Oregon State University; Dr. Xuesong He, Forsyth Institute; Dr. Kim Lewis, Northeastern University; Dr.

    Join us for our inaugural Forsyth Symposium on October 11-12, 2018. This year's symposium will feature "The Uncultivable Bacteria" and include two days of talks, posters sessions, and a workshop. The primary speakers include Dr. Jill Banfield, the University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Floyd Dewhirst, Forsyth Institute; Dr. Angela Douglas, Cornell University; Dr. Stephen Giovannoni, Oregon State University; Dr. Xuesong He, Forsyth Institute; Dr. Kim Lewis, Northeastern University; Dr.

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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.

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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.

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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.