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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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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)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Atmotube Esensor : right idea but tech not ready for FBO

Atmotube Esensor for detecting Volatile Organic Compounds

In the end the METABOLIC MALODOR community will need an ESENSOR to monitor their condition, as most cannot smell themselves (this seems to be typical for all forms of malodor).

It's unclear if the technology exists yet for a disorder such as Fecal Body Odor, or whether the will is not there (due to thinking there's no market).

So for now the Malodor community need to look around at what's available.

For Malodor disorders, an Esensor will likely need to be :
1. Very accurate
2. Detect low levels
3. Be handy and light (e.g. sensor for phone)
4. Inexpensive

Atmotube Sensor  
This new consumer Esensor looks like the right track.
It says it detects VOCs (but not exactly which ones other than a list of some).
It's relatively cheap.
But it's probably early days for this technology (?)

Would Atmotube do for Fecal Body Odor ?
Very likely not, as it's not probably telling you data on each VO.C
And probably won't include most VOCs that may cause FBO.
It seems more based on toxins found in urban air.

But it's inexpensive and the right track, so maybe people will want to experiment with it and encourage the company.

It seems to be an indiegogo project from 2018.

Possibly it's the nearest for the FBO market since the 'foodsniffer', but more appropriate a device.
Someday the market will realise what a huge market the 'malodor sensor' market is (even for the majority that do not smell), but for now we have to wait or try out what is available/

Atmotube website
Atmotube offer on New Atlas 

Does the future look good for a suitable Esensor for Malodor conditions ?

If anyone buys Atmotube you can let us know how it goes.
At this point, MEBO can't endorse AtmoTube.

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