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

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at UK Findacure conf 2020

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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
MEBO Research is a
NORD Member Organization
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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)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

IRS has received MEBO Research's 501(c)3 Charity Application

I am happy to announce that according to the FedEx Tracking system, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, E. O. Application Receiving Department has received MEBO Research’s 501(c)3 non-profit (Charity) application. This very long and involved application, IRS Form 1023, was done for MEBO on a pro-bono basis by The Legal Clinic of the College of Law of Florida International University This same Legal Clinic had also filled out the necessary documents to incorporate MEBO Research, Inc. in the State of Florida, on April 21, 2010 as a Not for Profit Organization. It is with profound gratitude that I thank this institution, my Alma Matter, for extending this pro-bono service to us.

According to, which explains how the IRS Processes Exemption Applications work, the final disposition of the applications received in the fiscal year 2007 were 79% Approvals, 2% Denials, and 19% Others. This article states,

(“Others” includes transfer to National Office, failure to provide additional information when requested, and status granted different from status applied for.)

If the IRS denies your application, they must provide you with a written explanation of the facts, law, and argument upon which their decision is based, as well as an explanation of your appeal rights.

In the very professional manner in which MEBO’s form was filled out by the Legal Clinic, I am very confident that we should not have any problems. My sincere gratitude goes to those persons who gave donations specifically for this purpose to raise the $750 fee required to register MEBO as a Charity in the United States.

The benefits of this status would be that it would put MEBO in a much better position to obtain grants and donations because they would be tax deductable to the donor, and to relieve MEBO from having to pay many taxes as well at the end of each fiscal year. Therefore, we expect a good return on our investment in the long-term.

Updates on this application process will be published on this site.

María de la Torre
President and Executive Director


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