Category: Salomon Amar

The Body’s Ecosystem

August 1st, 2014 in 2014, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers, Salomon Amar, The Scientist 0 comments

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Salomon Amar, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

The human body is teeming with microbes—trillions of them. The commensal bacteria and fungi that live on and inside us outnumber our own cells 10-to-1, and the viruses that teem inside those cells and ours may add another order of magnitude…

Expert quote:

“We don’t have the full picture yet, but we understand that there is [a] first layer of microorganisms that allows for the attachment of the second-comers, the third-comers, the fourth, and so on, in a very hierarchical type of organization.”

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Mining the Mouth’s Many Microbes

June 18th, 2014 in 2014, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers, Salomon Amar, The Scientist 0 comments

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Salomon Amar, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

The oral cavity contains several distinct and dynamic microbial communities, and some of these commensals may seed the body’s other microbiomes…

Expert quote:

“We don’t have the full picture yet, but we understand that there is [a] first layer of microorganisms that allow for the attachment of the second-comers, the third-comers, the fourth, and so on, in a very hierarchical type of organization.”

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