The Zika ThreatThe infection is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.
The 2014 USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award has been presented to Floyd E. Dewhirst, DDS, Ph.D., The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, for his leadership in the field of oral bacterial taxonomy through the creation of the Human Oral Microbiome Database (HOMD). The HOMD provides the scientific community with comprehensive information on the approximately 700 predominant bacterial species present in the human oral cavity. According to William Wade, King’s College London, "the database is an extremely valuable resource for researchers."