Vaginal Microbiome

The vaginal microbiome refers to the bacterial communities present in the female reproductive tract; a healthy vaginal microbiome is characterized by resilience and stability and resilience, whereas an unstable microbiome could be prone to invasion by pathogenic bacteria and dysbiosis.
What is Vaginal Microbiome?

The groundbreaking sequencing of the human genome was announced in 2001. It was undoubtedly a historical achievement in human biology and medicine; however, it gave us only a partial blueprint of our species. The studies of human microbiota (i.e. the communities of microorganisms that populate human body) and microbiome (i.e. the combined genetic profile of all those microorganisms) hold a promise of completing that blueprint.

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Latest Vaginal Microbiome News and Research

Vaginal bacteria linked to premature birth

Vaginal bacteria linked to premature birth

First human vaginal non-redundant gene catalog released

First human vaginal non-redundant gene catalog released

Non-hormonal options are effective in treating menopause symptoms

Non-hormonal options are effective in treating menopause symptoms

Alterations in environmental factors may contribute to endometrial cancer

Alterations in environmental factors may contribute to endometrial cancer

Vaginal fluid transplant could help treat recurring bacterial vaginosis

Vaginal fluid transplant could help treat recurring bacterial vaginosis

New model for vaginal microbiome transplantation

New model for vaginal microbiome transplantation

Study shows how cervicovaginal microbiome can elicit resistance to chlamydia

Study shows how cervicovaginal microbiome can elicit resistance to chlamydia

LUCA Biologics develops live biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs in women's health

LUCA Biologics develops live biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs in women's health

Initial findings from the Human Microbiome Project sparked ‘hundreds of subsequent studies’

Initial findings from the Human Microbiome Project sparked ‘hundreds of subsequent studies’

Vaginal microbiome composition linked to preterm birth risk in African-American women

Vaginal microbiome composition linked to preterm birth risk in African-American women

Low vitamin D associated with potentially harmful vaginal bacteria in pregnant black women

Low vitamin D associated with potentially harmful vaginal bacteria in pregnant black women

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Certain bacteria and immune factors in vagina may cause or protect against preterm birth

Certain bacteria and immune factors in vagina may cause or protect against preterm birth

Study finds diverse mix of bacteria in the urine of kidney disease patients

Study finds diverse mix of bacteria in the urine of kidney disease patients

Researchers to study whether menstrual cups can help prevent vaginal infections

Researchers to study whether menstrual cups can help prevent vaginal infections

Microbiome research offers new clues to increased HIV risk in women

Microbiome research offers new clues to increased HIV risk in women

New study finds certain bacterial species may increase HIV risk in women

New study finds certain bacterial species may increase HIV risk in women

Certain bacterial species may increase HIV risk in women, finds new study

Certain bacterial species may increase HIV risk in women, finds new study

Study uncovers millions of previously unknown genes in human microbiome

Study uncovers millions of previously unknown genes in human microbiome

Researchers highlight role of micro-guests in pathologic processes

Researchers highlight role of micro-guests in pathologic processes