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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


Participation info : LINK English

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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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UK residents survey : Prof Shephard/MEBO (until 31/1/21) click to visit survey
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Prof Elizabeth Shephard is conducting a TMAU fact-finding survey for UK RESIDENTS. She plans to use it to raise awareness with decision-makers, such as perhaps MPs. It closes 31 Jan 21.

who is the survey intended for ?
UK residents who identify with TMAU

Living with TMAU study

We invite you to participate in a research project entitled ‘Living with TMAU’.

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survey full url :

Participation in the project will involve completion of a short questionnaire, which aims to capture the experiences of those living with the condition. There are two questionnaires.

For individuals with TMAU over the age of 18

For a parent or guardian of a child with TMAU.

The results from the questionnaires will be compiled to produce a report that will be available for you to use, for example, to lobby your MP. The findings will be used to reach out to policy makers in the UK to have TMAU recognised as an invisible disability and to make people aware of what it is like to live with the disorder. The report will be made available on the MEBO, UK website.

To complete either questionnaire you must be over 18 and resident in the UK. The questionnaire responses are anonymous and no personal identifiers will be collected.

The questionnaire closes 11:59 pm (GMT) Sunday 31st January 2021.

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)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Medical Alert Service Dog Training

Pawsibilities Unleashed, Pet Therapy of Kentucky is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization completely run by volunteers and dependent upon donations. They do not use any “train by pain” methods like choke chains or pinch collars. Instead, they use the clicker training method. Their methods are proven in the show ring, at home and for assistance dog skills like seizure detection and diabetic alert.

Pictures and videos provided by Pawsibilities include the following:
  • Diabetes Medical Alert Service Dogs works off three different odor levels, and alerts her handler when there is a low sugar level, normal level, and a high sugar level.
  • Epilepsy Alert SD alerts child’s family to oncoming seizures up to 30 minutes in advance for some of the larger seizures - Dravet Syndrome
  • Medical Alert Service Dog trained to alert to high and low mood swings for Bi-Polar Depression

The same technique, based on odor variances, would work with TMA or any other odorous compound emitted by a body odor/halitosis sufferer. These Service Dogs could be used for the daily benefit of a specific sufferer and/or assisting in diagnostic process, especially in the case of not yet understood odors that modern medicine has not diagnosed.

How clicker dog training Works:

This video shows how a Service Dog is trained with a clicker. Founder, Liz Norris Here’s Liz Norris, Master Trainer and AKC-CGC Instructor, and Therapy Evaluator of Pawsibilities Unleashed working with a 10 month old Weimie. Liz is teaching the dog to go out over an object and touch a target then come back over a jump and target to your hand. The Weimie got this in just an hour of clicker work.

Share time in class video:
SDs are also taught to share; everyone shares the treats that are left over at the end of class and learn to not be food aggressive, but to share instead.


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