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    Gala Raises $170,815 For Science and Community Programs

    Chefs from 14 restaurants joined the Forsyth Institute in honoring Dr. Anthony Volpe and Joanne Chang at the inaugural event A Taste & A Toast event on June 5th. The evening raised $167,000 to support Forsyth’s mission of improving oral and overall health.

    Guest sampled tasting from the following renowned local restaurants. Participants included:

    Chefs from 14 restaurants joined the Forsyth Institute in honoring Dr. Anthony Volpe and Joanne Chang at the inaugural event A Taste & A Toast event on June 5th. The evening raised $167,000 to support Forsyth’s mission of improving oral and overall health.

    Guest sampled tasting from the following renowned local restaurants. Participants included:

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    Scientists Develop New Approach for Sampling Gut Bacteria

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 19, 2014 -- Scientists at Forsyth, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a new protocol for collecting saliva and stool samples for genomic and transcriptomic analyses. This method eliminates the need for specialized personnel and facilities while keeping the sample intact.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 19, 2014 -- Scientists at Forsyth, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a new protocol for collecting saliva and stool samples for genomic and transcriptomic analyses. This method eliminates the need for specialized personnel and facilities while keeping the sample intact.

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    Protein Plays Key Role in Infection by Oral Pathogen

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24 — 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. TG2 is widely distributed inside and outside of human cells. The scientists found that blocking some associations of TG2 prevents the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG) from adhering to cells.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24 — 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. TG2 is widely distributed inside and outside of human cells. The scientists found that blocking some associations of TG2 prevents the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG) from adhering to cells.

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    Linking Discovery and Patient Care

    Forsyth's Center for Clinical and Translational Research is focused on meeting that goal.Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD, and his team joined the Institute in 2010 to expand Forsyth's team and forge new partnership throughout industry and academia.

    Forsyth's Center for Clinical and Translational Research is focused on meeting that goal.Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD, and his team joined the Institute in 2010 to expand Forsyth's team and forge new partnership throughout industry and academia.

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    A New Home for Forsyth

    Our new home at 245 First Street in Cambridge includes state-of-the-art laboratories, a new research clinic, meeting spaces and administrative offices. This fall we will also open a dental practice to serve the needs of people who work and live in Kendall Square.

    Our new home at 245 First Street in Cambridge includes state-of-the-art laboratories, a new research clinic, meeting spaces and administrative offices. This fall we will also open a dental practice to serve the needs of people who work and live in Kendall Square.

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    A New Paradigm of Bone Loss

    Then Forsyth researchers published an unprecedented finding, proving that the major cause is the protein RANKL, activated by an immune response. This finding also has significant implications for other diseases that cause bone loss, including osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

    Then Forsyth researchers published an unprecedented finding, proving that the major cause is the protein RANKL, activated by an immune response. This finding also has significant implications for other diseases that cause bone loss, including osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Breakthrough Tools for Understanding the Microbiology of the Mouth

    Forsyth researchers Floyd E. Dewhirst, DDS, PhD, and Bruce J. Paster, PhD, have pioneered not only the identification of the totality of the oral microbial universe, but the development of powerful tools so scientists can share information about them. These innovations are significant achievements with broad application to oral health, general medicine, biomedical science, public health and industry.

    Forsyth researchers Floyd E. Dewhirst, DDS, PhD, and Bruce J. Paster, PhD, have pioneered not only the identification of the totality of the oral microbial universe, but the development of powerful tools so scientists can share information about them. These innovations are significant achievements with broad application to oral health, general medicine, biomedical science, public health and industry.

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    Forsyth Scientists Trigger Cancer-Like Response from Embryonic Stem Cells

    Scientists from The Forsyth Institute, working with collaborators at Tufts and Tuebingen Universities, have discovered a new control over embryonic stem cells’ behavior. The researchers disrupted a natural bioelectrical mechanism within frog embryonic stem cells and trigged a cancer-like response, including increased cell growth, change in cell shape, and invasion of the major body organs. This research shows that electrical signals are a powerful control mechanism that can be used to modulate cell behavior.

    Scientists from The Forsyth Institute, working with collaborators at Tufts and Tuebingen Universities, have discovered a new control over embryonic stem cells’ behavior. The researchers disrupted a natural bioelectrical mechanism within frog embryonic stem cells and trigged a cancer-like response, including increased cell growth, change in cell shape, and invasion of the major body organs. This research shows that electrical signals are a powerful control mechanism that can be used to modulate cell behavior.

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    Forsyth Honored by Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

    On June 20th, Forsyth was recognized by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.  As the recipient of the Chamber’s “Leading Edge Award,”  Forsyth was honored for its leadership and innovation in the life sciences and for dedication to enhancing people’s lives.

    Forsyth was one of six honorees  at the Chamber’s 90th anniversary  Excellence in Business awards. 

    On June 20th, Forsyth was recognized by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.  As the recipient of the Chamber’s “Leading Edge Award,”  Forsyth was honored for its leadership and innovation in the life sciences and for dedication to enhancing people’s lives.

    Forsyth was one of six honorees  at the Chamber’s 90th anniversary  Excellence in Business awards. 

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    Scientists Identify Genes Capable of Regulating Stem Cell Function

    In recent years, planarians have been recognized as a powerful model system in which to molecularly dissect conserved stem cell regulatory mechanisms in vivo. This research reveals that planaria are also a great model in which to study the molecular relationship between stem cells and cancer.

    In recent years, planarians have been recognized as a powerful model system in which to molecularly dissect conserved stem cell regulatory mechanisms in vivo. This research reveals that planaria are also a great model in which to study the molecular relationship between stem cells and cancer.