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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.

  • Events

    Join Us May 31st for An Evening of Great Food and Fun Celebrating More than a Century of Health and Discovery!

    Our 5th Annual A Taste & A Toast to Good Health will take place on May 31, 2018 celebrating Forsyth’s journey from a Dental Infirmary for Children founded in 1910 to an internationally recognized, independent non-profit focusing on oral and overall wellness.

    Please click here to learn more and purchase tickets!

    Our 5th Annual A Taste & A Toast to Good Health will take place on May 31, 2018 celebrating Forsyth’s journey from a Dental Infirmary for Children founded in 1910 to an internationally recognized, independent non-profit focusing on oral and overall wellness.

    Please click here to learn more and purchase tickets!

  • 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.

  • Events

    Register for Forsyth Fall Forum: Innovating at the Intersection of Care and Need

    Addressing oral health disparities in America is increasingly important. Despite recent advancements in oral health research, treatments and preventative care, disparities still exist for many racial and ethnic groups based on socioeconomic status, gender and other factors.

    Addressing oral health disparities in America is increasingly important. Despite recent advancements in oral health research, treatments and preventative care, disparities still exist for many racial and ethnic groups based on socioeconomic status, gender and other factors.

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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.