Bacteria & Health Bacteria have gender preferencesMan or woman? Which sex do you prefer? Are you surprised to know that the bacteria in your body choose you based on your gender? Bacteria & Health How does your vaginal microbiome look like?The vaginal microbiome varies from woman to woman, but the dominant species of bacteria in the vagina are undoubtedly lactic acid bacteria. And with good reason ! Bacteria & Health Imagine you could incorporate somebody else's body odorIf you are identical male twins, it could be possible to take over the body smell of your twin brother! The University of Ghent performed the first successful microbial transplant on the armpit. Bacteria & Health Inflammatory reactions of the skinLet's have a look at how the skin reacts to the presence of certain bacteria. Bacteria & Health Our skin is an armour against the outside worldWhenever we touch something, microbes are exchanged. But fortunately we can count on our skin to protect us against harmful bacteria! Bacteria & Health Intestinal bacteria could affect your happy feelingGut feeling is not just a metaphor. Your intestines and your brains are more connected than you could imagine. Bacteria & Health A healthy mouth contributes to a healthy bodyA healthy oral flora is important for overall health, because bacteria can spread from the mouth to other parts of the body. Scientific research Diversity, stability and resilience of the human gut microbiotaHow can therapeutic strategies be developed based on the composition of intestinal flora? Bacteria & Health Your microbiome is like a unique fingerprint!The composition of your unique microbiome depends on several factors. Bacteria & Health Did you know you have bacteria DNA in your genes?Though your family tree shows your ancestors, your DNA will not only show their genes but probably also a bacterial gene or two.