Research

PTH hormone

Lanske Lab Research Finding Could Influence Treatment of Osteoporosis and Other Diseases

April 17, 2017

Researchers in the Lanske Laboratory at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in collaboration with the Rosen Laboratory at Maine Medical Center have been studying the function of Parathyroid hormone (PTH) beyond its well-known role in maintaining calcium homeostasis in the body. PTH has been approved for treatment of osteoporosis in humans to induce bone formation. Their recent finding published in Cell Metabolism Read more about Lanske Lab Research Finding Could Influence Treatment of Osteoporosis and Other Diseases

Cells

Intini Lab Research Leads to Collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital Surgeons on Potential Treatments for Craniofacial Malformations

April 5, 2017

A recent research finding published in Stem Cell Reports could potentially lead to therapies that address craniofacial malformations in children. Craniofacial malformations are deformities that affect a child’s head and facial bones—disorders such as cleft palate, or craniosynostosis that are present at birth.

Read more about Intini Lab Research Leads to Collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital Surgeons on Potential Treatments for Craniofacial Malformations

2017 Apr 20

HSDM Sesquicentennial Scientific Symposium

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Research Education Building Lobby & Auditorium

 

April 20, 2017  9am-3pm (REB Auditorium)
Celebrating 150 Years of Science at HSDM

Research talks by Drs. Andreia Ionesco, Sook-Bin Woo, Agnes Berendsen,
Francesca Gori, Gili Naveh, Shigemi Nagai, and Giuseppe Intini.

April 20, 2017  3pm (REB Auditorium) Reception to Follow
Goldhaber Award Lecture

Professor Laurie McCauley presenting,
Osteal Macrophages: Micromanagers of Skeletal Homeostasis

 

2017 Apr 19

Student Research Day and Annual Giddon Lecture

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Research Education Building: Lobby, Auditorium & REB 109

April 19, 2017  9am-3pm (REB Lobby)
Student Research Day
DMD, MMSc, DMSc, PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows’ poster presentations.
 
April 19, 2017  3pm (REB Auditorium) Reception to Follow
Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry
Professor Emeritus Donald Giddon presenting,
Revolution Redux, 150 Years After Beginning The First University Dental School

2016 Dec 08

IADR-AADR Boston Winter Meeting 

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building Auditorium

 

 Please Join Us!
The IADR-AADR Boston SECTION
is holding its Winter Meeting
Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6:00 -8:00 pm

 

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Research and Education Building Auditorium
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Featured Speaker:
Michael Levin, B.S., Ph.D. Professor,
Dept. of Biology Tufts University
Read more about IADR-AADR Boston Winter Meeting 

2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

September 13, 2016

Today, the HSDM community gathered to celebrate the newest Dean's Scholars. Dean Bruce Donoff presented the awards at a special tea held in the Research and Education Building. The Dean’s Scholars program provides dedicated time and funding for outstanding individuals to develop and refine the skills necessary for future success in academics and research. This years’ award recipients are:

Shek Man (Jacky) Chim research fellow in Developmental Biology and member of the Rosen Lab. Chim received an award for his project on the interplay of BMP and activin Read more about 2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

HSDM to Lead Program in Rwanda on Ethics Training in Health Research

HSDM to Lead Program in Rwanda on Ethics Training in Health Research

July 19, 2016

By Ellen Garnett
Dr. Bernard Friedland, assistant professor in Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center Award for his research project, “Development Initiative for Ethical Review and Oversight of Health Research Involving Human Subjects in Rwanda.”

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) was one of four Read more about HSDM to Lead Program in Rwanda on Ethics Training in Health Research

New Study by HSDM Researchers May Have Implications for Treating Osteoporosis

New Study by HSDM Researchers May Have Implications for Treating Osteoporosis

June 30, 2016

As we age, every stumble or fall comes with a risk—a risk that is even greater for those ten million people in the U.S. who have osteoporosis, a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass, poor bone quality and fractures. Each year, 1.5 million bone fractures are attributed to osteoporosis, including 350,000 hip fractures. But hip or other fractures in older and osteoporotic patients do not heal easily and this often leads to significant impairments in daily life, and even death.

Dr. Roland Baron, professor and chair of Read more about New Study by HSDM Researchers May Have Implications for Treating Osteoporosis

Professor Malcolm Whitman Gets Backing of Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS)

Professor Malcolm Whitman Gets Backing of Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS)

July 6, 2015

Dr. Malcolm Whitman, PHD87, HSDM professor of developmental biology, and Tracy Keller, SM87, PHD96, an instructor in the Department of Developmental Biology, have identified a chemical compound based on an active ingredient in the root of the blue evergreen hydrangea (Dichroa febrifuga), that could lead to treatment of chronic fibrotic and autoimmune diseases. The root has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Whitman and Keller identified the mechanism of action, halofuginone (HF), found within the root.

Now, Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS) a Read more about Professor Malcolm Whitman Gets Backing of Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS)