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March20 podcast Dr Hazen
anti-TMA pill in a year or 2 ? (scroll 12 mins)

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MEBO - UBIOME study 2018



MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
3 kits per person


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TMAU Petition world
TMAU UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
TMAU Petition USA end total 204
USA : Moveon open
TMAU (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

Note : Stage 1 is Canada only.
Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
Analysis start in/before Nov
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MEBO Metabolic Malodor Survey (international) for Dr Hazen click here
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survey for ANYONE who identifies with METABOLIC MALODOR

begun : Oct20
end : no ending for now

Regular readers will know that Dr Stan Hazen et al at Cleveland Clinic are developing a TMA-blocker pill, as they proposed in a 2011 paper that TMAO is a factor in CVD. Recently Dr Hazen and colleagues contacted MEBO as they have always thought they could also help with TMAU. This survey is to give them an idea of the 'state of the community'. It is a "version 1". They may not even look (though they have access permission), but it could be useful to give them an overview of the community

MEBO had a zoom call with Dr Hazen and his team in October. Another zoom call is planned when they have time

This is a GOOGLE FORMS survey

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current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Participate with experts to find solutions

As MEBO has done in the past and continue to do, all sufferers from all communities, such as the MEBO community and RareConnect Trimethylaminuria community, from around the world are encouraged to become informed on who are the reputable scientists that are truly dedicated to research for body and breath odor sufferers and PATM. Frequently, they seem to be targeting similar theories in their research and other times, they seem to think outside the box and check out new theories. The researchers MEBO has worked with or have been in communications the most throughout the years and who have done PowerPoint Presentations or written handouts for our MEBO Conferences have been the following:

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  1. Irene Gabashvili, PhD., MEBO Scientific Director and Principal Investigators of MEBO Clinical Trials,

  2. Prof Elizabeth Shephard, PhD., MEBO Consultant

  3. Nigel Manning

  4. Danny Kunz

  5. Murat Aydin, DDS, PhD.

  6. Yoshika Sekine, Univ. of Japan

  7. John Cashman, PhD., HBRI, (retired)
MEBO has enjoyed the support of many more scientists who have sponsored TMAU urine tests and clinical trials for our community as well.

Of the experts listed above, Irene Gabashvili and Danny Kunz have been the two who have consistently through the years asked all sufferers to assist them in their studies by donating personal test results to them and to answer a few questions regarding medical conditions with the data. They each have been acummulating a large database of test results, which they reference in their analysis of their research. If you wish to contact these 2 scientists, Irene Gabashvili and Danny Kunz, in order to offer them your test results and to discuss these results further, you can read about their work and get their contact information from their respective websites:

Irene Gabashvili: Website and blog: Aurametrix Blog

Danny Kunz: (Patient support) (Legal concerns around the domain and content)

We are most greatful to all our scientists for looking in our direction.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Gut War Commandments by Discord Group

Excellent video 
Q&A on TMAU2 management


    1. Know your Enemy

    2. I.F

    3. Fermented Foods and WIDE variety of Nutritional Fiber

    4. Respect your Temple

    You can eat whatever you want as long as you abide by these rules, when done correctly you'll win the gut war.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

UK TMAU Test Stats 2017-2021 : Activist uses FOI act

A TMAU Activist used the UK Freedom of Information Act to ask Sheffield Children's Hospital the number of TMAU tests done using the new method, and how many were positive.

It took months for SCH to reply but finally they did.

The results are  (using the new TMAU test method)
Feb 2017 : May 2021
samples tested : 1757
tested positive : 212 (12%)

That would suggest say 440 tests a year, with 50 positives.

Nigel's old TMAU Test method 2010 gave results (roughly) :
samples : 600
positive : 200 (33%) 

SCH say the new method is superior and the old method may have been subject to contamination.
Some community members feel Nigel's test gave a better reflection of the community, and so was the better test. Maybe if it was contaminated, it was GOOD contamination !! (i.e. spotting FMO3 cases better).  

Nigel's test had many tmau2 cases (majority), whereas the new test has 0.
This 0 is in line with the few other international TMAU test labs who also have 0 tmau2 cases.
The fact there are no tmau2 cases ever seems unrealistic, making Nigel's old test seem the more realistic test.
Even the old MEBO TMAU test (no longer available) had tmau2s.

Despite the new SCH being as 'strict' as the other few test labs, there are still positives.
212 is 12%. 
A theory is the new method no longer spots tmau2s or 'milds', and so maybe the positives are on the more severe side. The theory is the TMAU test labs only spot severe cases now (and misses the majority, the milds and tmau2s).

At least with positives still being spotted, it seems likely the test will continue to be available despite now being a legacy test in the lab, and probably a bit of a nuisance to them. Certainly the least important test.

NHS Best Policy suggestion : Publish rare disorder test results every 6 months.

UK TMAU test results : 1998 - 2009

UK TMAU test results 1998 - 2011 


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