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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

short url for survey :

current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

sulfate reducing bacteria : hydrogen sulfide smells of rotten egg

A gut feeling
8 August 1998

Gail Vines
New Scientist Environment

WHAT'S the difference between the contents of your bowels and the noxious black sludge at the bottom of an estuary? Not a lot perhaps—particularly if you live on a diet of junk food. The same sulphur loving bacteria that give mud in estuaries and ocean sediments their pungent, rotten-egg smell may have invaded your gut. In the sea, they are notorious troublemakers with a penchant for corroding oil pipelines, and their effect on human passageways may be equally devastating...

These mud-loving organisms, officially known as sulphate-reducing bacteria, find plenty to feast on in the oxygen-free (anaerobic) sea sediments. That's because they can exploit both the hydrogen that comes from the fermentation of countless microbes in the stagnant mud, and the plentiful sulphate in seawater. The bugs make their own energy from these raw ingredients, converting sulphate to sulphite and then creating a poisonous waste product: hydrogen sulphide, with its telltale smell of rotten eggs. To humans, the compound is as toxic as cyanide. In water, it rapidly becomes highly corrosive sulphuric acid...

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