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MEBO Research Clinical Trials

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Evaluation of Potential Screening Tools for Metabolic Body Odor and Halitosis
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

TMAU audio story on BBC World Service and PRI stations

tmau story on bbc world service and pri
TMAU story on 
Trimethylaminuria audio story on the website
To be aired on BBC World Service and PRI
Scheduled for BBC World Service 28 March 12

Features owner of and FMO researchers Professors Ian Phillips and Elizabeth Shephard

Link to audio : TMAU story on website

Thanks to the bravery of the owner of forum and to the kindness of Professors Ian Phillips and Elizabeth Shephard, a journalist, Ari Daniel Shapiro, has been able to compile a short but interesting audio program on a personal TMAU story for the public service website, ''. The program will be aired on the BBC World Service sometime on the 28th March, and presumably on PBS too, as they pool certain stories.

Our special thanks go to the owner of the forum who does so much on behalf of our community, and who has bravely volunteered for this story, which will result in more awareness of TMAU and the concept of systemic body odors/halitosis.

Please note on the '' website you can hear 2 audio programs. The official article itself, and further down an audio article on 'behind the story'.

About Dr. Ian Phillips,

We read in the Queen Mary University of London Public Radio International news about Professor Ian Phillips being a co-discoverer of the TMAU gene, and his frustration with it still not leading to a solution for patients,

Genetic testing opens doors - but doesn't always lead to solutions
Public Radio International

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences: Professor Ian Philips

Genetic testing opens doors -- but doesn't always lead to solutions

Public Radio International
Professor Ian Phillips is a co-discoverer of the TMAU gene, a disorder in which people are unable to complete the metabolism of a small molecule called trimethylamine. While most people break down trimethylamine in the liver, people with TMAU excrete the molecule in their urine, breath, and sweat, often resulting in a fish odour. In an article on sufferer Grahame Lancaster, Professor Phillips comments that he can’t convince funding agencies to invest in the research needed to develop a cure. “It’s frustrating because, having identified the genetic basis of the disease, we are no longer able to follow that up in any meaningful way that would be of use for the patients,” he says.

related links forum
TMAU story on PBS NOVA website
TMAU audio and text on website


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