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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 UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
TMAU Petition USA end total 204
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TMAU (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

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Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
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USA survey for anyone who wants to improve Denver TMAU test

begun : Dec22
end : no ending for now

A trainee genetic counselor is working at the Denver TMAU test lab. Probably as part of her training. As a project she wishes feedback on any aspect of the Denver TMAU test and process. You can fill in the survey and/or email her (email address is in survey). It's meant for USA people, but perhaps others can give their view too (as we have so few opportunities).

quote from her rareconnect post

"Hello all! I wanted to make you aware of a research study being conducted to better understand the experience and needs of individuals with trimethylaminuria with a goal of being able to create improved patient and healthcare provider education materials. Any participation is completely voluntary and all responses remain confidential. Feel free to use the contact information within the link with any questions or share the survey with others with TMAU."

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Monday, September 9, 2019

uBiome restructuring not affecting MEBO study

On September 4th, MEBO received an email from the Research and Collaborations Lead scientist, who has been providing us with ongoing support on the MEBO Clinical Trial, NCT03582826, Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions, a research study funded by a uBiome research grant. In her email, she informs us that on the previous day, uBiome filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. She further explains:
uBiome filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. This a necessary step in our ongoing restructuring and will allow our business to move forward as a whole. I wanted to ensure you that business is currently continuing as normal, and our laboratory operations will continue.

We are dedicated to continuing our research partnerships as they are an essential element of the future of the company, and I want to emphasize that our support of your ongoing studies will not be affected.

In addition, I asked the uBiome scientist why the new TMA results category was removed from each participant's personal online report, to which she replied:
I am so sorry that it has been removed, I know it was useful for you and the community.

In the last few weeks/months we have been updating Explorer to make sure what we are saying is scientifically valid and can stand up to scrutiny. I am not on the product team so I was not involved in the decision, but the decision to remove that was most likely based on what they felt was substantial scientific evidence to be able to report those results.

She added that she will mention it again to the product team when they make more updates.

At the present time, uBiome continues to offer the same Gut Explorer test used for the above mentioned MEBO clinical trial.

MEBO Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota 
in Idiopathic Malodor Production

This MEBO clinical trial is in its final stages of data analysis and will soon publish the conclusion. Meanwhile, the updates on findings by Irene Gabashvili, PhD., Principal Investigator, can be found in the following posts in the Aurametrix Blog:
  1. Alloprevotella: September 4, 2019
  2. Epulopiscium: August 19, 2019
  3. Friends and Stars: August 14, 2019
  4. PATM and TMAU: August 5, 2019
  5. Feeding microbiomes: July 21, 2019
  6. Blood type: June 2, 2019
  7. First 41 results: November 21, 2018
  8. Press Release: November 28, 2018
  9. What we hope to learn: June 27, 2018
  10. MEBO Microbiome Study: June 215, 2018
  11. Microbes of anti-social odor: March 14, 2018
  12. Crowdsourcing precision medicine: February 23, 2018
We are most grateful to uBiome for their very generous research grant and to Irene for her dedication and leadership in this research study.

María de la Torre
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