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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Ospemifene and systemic hormone therapy improve vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms, study suggests

Ospemifene and systemic hormone therapy improve vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms, study suggests

Chemicals accumulated in the vagina may contribute to spontaneous preterm birth

Chemicals accumulated in the vagina may contribute to spontaneous preterm birth

Microbiomes in female reproductive tract linked to pregnancy following use of ART

Microbiomes in female reproductive tract linked to pregnancy following use of ART

New microfluidic Organ Chip platform replicates the human vaginal tissue microenvironment

New microfluidic Organ Chip platform replicates the human vaginal tissue microenvironment

The vaginal microbiome through the lens of systems biology

The vaginal microbiome through the lens of systems biology

Pregnant patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection early in pregnancy and with active infection exhibit an altered vaginal and oral microbiota that is passed on to infants

Pregnant patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection early in pregnancy and with active infection exhibit an altered vaginal and oral microbiota that is passed on to infants

What are the implications of microbial ecosystems for female reproductive health?

What are the implications of microbial ecosystems for female reproductive health?

The role of cellular or cytokine response and vaginal microbiome dysbiosis in the clearance, persistence, and recurrence of HPV infection

The role of cellular or cytokine response and vaginal microbiome dysbiosis in the clearance, persistence, and recurrence of HPV infection

Probiotics do not improve unhealthy vaginal flora, study shows

Probiotics do not improve unhealthy vaginal flora, study shows

Abundance of Lactobacillus crispatus linked to lower risk of preterm birth

Abundance of Lactobacillus crispatus linked to lower risk of preterm birth

Unhealthy vaginal microbiome in mothers may contribute to infant deaths and altered development

Unhealthy vaginal microbiome in mothers may contribute to infant deaths and altered development

Women voice frustration over antibiotic use and limited treatment options for UTIs

Women voice frustration over antibiotic use and limited treatment options for UTIs

The vaginal microbiome may impact the efficacy of HIV prevention therapy

The vaginal microbiome may impact the efficacy of HIV prevention therapy

Oral sex can trigger bacterial vaginosis

Oral sex can trigger bacterial vaginosis

Australian researcher receives Campbell Foundation's grant to study HIV prevention methods

Australian researcher receives Campbell Foundation's grant to study HIV prevention methods

Penis microbiome is reservoir for bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria

Penis microbiome is reservoir for bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria

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