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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, January 21, 2009

Monitoring Metabolic Status and Disease Recognition

When reading the section of this book entitled, ‘Messages in Body Odor’ written by the Institute of Medicine of the [US] National Academies, it brings to mind that it might be precisely the analysis of our odor that would lead the experts to diagnose the causes of our body odor condition. The section, ‘Disease Recognition’ discusses how dogs and mice’s sense of smell can detect metabolic diseases such as diabetes, scurvy and gout.

This book also discusses two studies that investigate the ability of humans to communicate emotions, or psychological state, through body odor. It also points out how the use of body odor emits chemical signals that can be used to recognize the individual identity of other members of the same species.

Throughout history physicians have used body odor to diagnose metabolic diseases (e.g., diabetes, scurvy, and gout) and infectious diseases (e.g., smallpox, typhoid, and yellow fever) (see Penn and Potts, 1998a). There are also anecdotal account of dogs’ abilities to detect human skin cancers before overt symptoms of the disease were present (Church and Williams, 2001). These observations need to be confirmed with rigorous experimental study.

Nevertheless, female mice could discriminate between parasitized male and healthy males (Kavaliers and Colwell, 1992) and showed less attract5ion to the odor of male mice infected with intestinal parasites than they did to healty controls (Kavaliers and Colwell, 1995)…

Yamazaki and colleagues (2002) studied the ability of mice to discriminate the urine odor of other mice experiementally infected with mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), a B-type retrovirus that is tightly linked to immune responses… Monitoring Metabolic Status By Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Metabolic Monitoring for Military Field Applications, Institute of Medicine


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