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    Scientists' unique system of oral vaccine delivery to address global health threats

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., December 15 -- Scientists at The Forsyth Institute and Tufts University have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using a common bacteria found in the mouth. Findings published today by Elsevier in Microbes and Infection identify Streptococcus mitis as a successful vector for oral mucosal immunization, and further research will determine its potential clinical use in tuberculosis vaccine development.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., December 15 -- Scientists at The Forsyth Institute and Tufts University have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using a common bacteria found in the mouth. Findings published today by Elsevier in Microbes and Infection identify Streptococcus mitis as a successful vector for oral mucosal immunization, and further research will determine its potential clinical use in tuberculosis vaccine development.

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    Forsyth Appoints Diane MacDonald Chief Operating Officer

    Diane MacDonald has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position at the Institute. In this role, she will oversee core administrative functions at Forsyth.

    Diane MacDonald has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position at the Institute. In this role, she will oversee core administrative functions at Forsyth.

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    Scientists Provide Microbiome Study Tools in New Book

    Scientists at Forsyth and Virginia Commonwealth University have developed a new book focused on the application of high throughput analysis to advance studies of the microbiome.  Published by Elsevier under the Academic Press imprint, this book, Metagenomics for Microbiology offers insight on the design and analysis of omics studies.

    Scientists at Forsyth and Virginia Commonwealth University have developed a new book focused on the application of high throughput analysis to advance studies of the microbiome.  Published by Elsevier under the Academic Press imprint, this book, Metagenomics for Microbiology offers insight on the design and analysis of omics studies.

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    Forsyth Hosts Grand Opening Ceremony for Salivary Diagnostic Center

    Today the Forsyth Institute officially opened its new Salivary Diagnostics Center in Cambridge, MA. 

    Today the Forsyth Institute officially opened its new Salivary Diagnostics Center in Cambridge, MA. 

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    Apply Now for the HSDM/Forsyth Research Academy

    Harvard School of Dental Medicine and The Forsyth Institute are pleased to announce a joint Research Academy which will offer an unparalleled three-year (minimum) structured Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc-only) research-intensive degree in oral biology.

    Harvard School of Dental Medicine and The Forsyth Institute are pleased to announce a joint Research Academy which will offer an unparalleled three-year (minimum) structured Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc-only) research-intensive degree in oral biology.

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    Communication between Bacteria from Nostril/Skin Microbiome Can Influence Pathogen Behavior

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22, 2014 —  A team of scientists has made an important discovery about the molecular interactions that occur between generally benign species of Propionibacterium bacteria and the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, the cause of most “staph” infections. These bacterial species are commonly found in the human nostrils and, also, on human skin. S.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22, 2014 —  A team of scientists has made an important discovery about the molecular interactions that occur between generally benign species of Propionibacterium bacteria and the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, the cause of most “staph” infections. These bacterial species are commonly found in the human nostrils and, also, on human skin. S.

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    Shop on Amazon and Support Forsyth

    When you need household supplies or holiday gifts Amazon offers a great way for you to support Forsyth's science and community programs. Make The Forsyth Institute your charity of choice through the AmazonSmile program and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the Institute.

    Almost everything you buy on Amazon.com is eligible — clothes, books, appliances. Amazon even carries fine art and rolex watches!  

    When you need household supplies or holiday gifts Amazon offers a great way for you to support Forsyth's science and community programs. Make The Forsyth Institute your charity of choice through the AmazonSmile program and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the Institute.

    Almost everything you buy on Amazon.com is eligible — clothes, books, appliances. Amazon even carries fine art and rolex watches!  

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    Foursomes for Forsyth!

    Join us for a fun day of Golf! It's a great way to support Forsyth and connect with friends. 

    Join us for a fun day of Golf! It's a great way to support Forsyth and connect with friends. 

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    Floyd Dewhirst to Receive the 2014 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology

    Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will present Floyd Dewhirst with the 2014 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology. He will be recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the 92nd IADR General Session & Exhibition, held in conjunction with the IADR Africa/Middle East Regional Meeting, June 25, 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will present Floyd Dewhirst with the 2014 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology. He will be recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the 92nd IADR General Session & Exhibition, held in conjunction with the IADR Africa/Middle East Regional Meeting, June 25, 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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    Computational Technique Provides New Insight into Oral Microbiome

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 24, 2014 — Scientists have applied a new technique to comprehensively analyze the human oral microbiome—providing greater knowledge of the diversity of the bacteria in the mouth. For the first-time, scientists can provide high-resolution bacterial classification at the sub-species level. This work will enable researchers to more closely examine the role of bacterial communities in health and disease.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 24, 2014 — Scientists have applied a new technique to comprehensively analyze the human oral microbiome—providing greater knowledge of the diversity of the bacteria in the mouth. For the first-time, scientists can provide high-resolution bacterial classification at the sub-species level. This work will enable researchers to more closely examine the role of bacterial communities in health and disease.