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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)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hand-held VOC P.I.D. detector for detecting body odor chemicals

A main problem with systemic body odor in particular, is the inability for the sufferer to smell themselves, and likewise with any 'loved ones' of the sufferer. The reason for this selective anosmia is currently unknown. Because of this, since most systemic body odor cases are likely to be transient, being able to monitor the smells would be very useful. Particularly in finding out which chemicals are responsible for the smells (e.g. trimethylamine).

There will be no specific detector on the market for detecting body odors, under the premise (probably wrongly) that there is not a market for it. For possible experimental alternatives, we are looking at other detectors on the market for certain industries.

A methane detector
At the moment our assumption is something like a Volatile Organic Compound Photo Ionization Detector, such as made by Rae Systems. In our case, perhaps a detector that can sense chemicals in parts per billions would be most suited. At the moment the most suitable portable VOC PID would seem to be one like the ppbRae 3000, which retails at around $6000. It can be rented out, probably at around $300 a week.

Maybe someday we can rent such a detector, for say a meetup, or to study someone over a week. We must assume the detector may not be sensitive enough for such a use, but be hopeful that it is.


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