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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.

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    The Forsyth Institute receives prestigious NIH award to advance research on oral microbiome and all microbe-related fields

    Cambridge, MAOctober 5, 2017 – A research team led by the Forsyth Institute today received a $5.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue revolutionary research of microbes living in the mouth and within the human body. The research has the potential to accelerate work in diverse fields, including medicine, synthetic biology, agriculture and environmental sciences.

    Cambridge, MAOctober 5, 2017 – A research team led by the Forsyth Institute today received a $5.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue revolutionary research of microbes living in the mouth and within the human body. The research has the potential to accelerate work in diverse fields, including medicine, synthetic biology, agriculture and environmental sciences.

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    Dr. Wenyuan Shi Appointed CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of The Forsyth Institute

    Cambridge, Mass – August 28, 2017 – The Forsyth Institute, a world leader in oral health research, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Wenyuan Shi as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of the Institute effective September 1, 2017.

    Cambridge, Mass – August 28, 2017 – The Forsyth Institute, a world leader in oral health research, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Wenyuan Shi as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of the Institute effective September 1, 2017.

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    Postdoctoral Positions in Oral Health Research

    The Forsyth Institute seeks highly competitive recent DDS, DMD, PhD, or MD graduates for postdoctoral positions in the fields of mineralized tissue development and disease, immunology, microbiome/microbiology, oral health, and epidemiology or biostatistics relating to these.

    The Forsyth Institute seeks highly competitive recent DDS, DMD, PhD, or MD graduates for postdoctoral positions in the fields of mineralized tissue development and disease, immunology, microbiome/microbiology, oral health, and epidemiology or biostatistics relating to these.

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    Former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher Awarded the Forsyth Icon in Health Award at Discover Forsyth: A Taste & A Toast to Good Health

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 13, 2017 – On Thursday, June 1st, The Forsyth Institute hosted its fourth annual fundraising event, Discover Forsyth: A Taste & A Toast To Good Health, to raise awareness surrounding the importance of oral health research. The event attracted over 230 oral health advocates and philanthropists.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 13, 2017 – On Thursday, June 1st, The Forsyth Institute hosted its fourth annual fundraising event, Discover Forsyth: A Taste & A Toast To Good Health, to raise awareness surrounding the importance of oral health research. The event attracted over 230 oral health advocates and philanthropists.