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    Needle or Cotton Swab?

    Why should we be excited about new diagnostic uses for saliva?

    Spit may be the future hero of medical investigation. By using saliva as a diagnostic, we are exceeding the expectations of early diagnosis of disease. Saliva diagnostic becomes a health surveillance tool, which can allow us to continually monitor the health of an individual. The goal is to keep healthy people healthy.

    Why should we be excited about new diagnostic uses for saliva?

    Spit may be the future hero of medical investigation. By using saliva as a diagnostic, we are exceeding the expectations of early diagnosis of disease. Saliva diagnostic becomes a health surveillance tool, which can allow us to continually monitor the health of an individual. The goal is to keep healthy people healthy.

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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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    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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    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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    Expert Dental Care Available at Forsyth

    The Forsyth Faculty Associates dental practice provides quality oral health treatment services. The mission of Forsyth Faculty Associates is to offer access to the expertise and skill of distinguished dentists from the world’s leading oral health institute.

    The Forsyth Faculty Associates dental practice provides quality oral health treatment services. The mission of Forsyth Faculty Associates is to offer access to the expertise and skill of distinguished dentists from the world’s leading oral health institute.

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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. 

  • Press Room

    Study: Dental Bib Clips Can Harbor Oral and Skin Bacteria Even After Disinfection

    Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Institute published a study today that found that a significant proportion of dental bib clips harbored bacteria from the patient, dental clinician and the environment even after the clips had undergone standard disinfection procedures in a hygiene clinic.

    Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Institute published a study today that found that a significant proportion of dental bib clips harbored bacteria from the patient, dental clinician and the environment even after the clips had undergone standard disinfection procedures in a hygiene clinic.

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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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    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.

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    Philip Stashenko Appointed President of The Forsyth Institute

    Today, The Forsyth Institute announced that Philip Stashenko, D.M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed president and CEO of the research institute. He has been serving as interim president since January 2008. Stashenko has played an important role in Forsyth’s history and has held a variety of scientific and leadership positions since joining the Institute in 1978.  

    Today, The Forsyth Institute announced that Philip Stashenko, D.M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed president and CEO of the research institute. He has been serving as interim president since January 2008. Stashenko has played an important role in Forsyth’s history and has held a variety of scientific and leadership positions since joining the Institute in 1978.