Wednesday, June 27, 2018

MEBO and PATM microbiomes

Preliminary microbiome results showed striking differences between those with active MEBO/PATM compared to those who learned to control the condition. PATM is characterized by especially low microbial diversity and instability:

In order to understand what microbial changes help to regain control of MEBO and PATM, we need to collect multiple samples from the same individuals - in their most different conditions. Those with active state, are asked to collect their first sample when they are experiencing symptoms, submit the questionnaire and follow our recommendations to minimize their symptoms. Those in remission, will start from one of their best days and wait until symptoms reoccur.
In this figure, we show how preliminary uBiome data donated by MEBO and PATM sufferers (red dots) compare to each other and to microbiomes of healthy controls (green dots).

Stay tuned for further updates!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Preparing to launch our new microbiome study

We are starting pre-screening our candidates to find qualified participants, based on prior test results and ability to accurately report information.
Participants will be asked to submit their samples to uBiome on as different days in terms of their well-being/mood/symptoms as possible. They will be asked to submit their first sample if they felt they had one, two or three days in a row that were different from average. They will be asked to submit responses to our questionnaire about those days. 
We will privately follow up with suggestions to improve their wellbeing.

Our new Life-quality Test questionnaire will provide a measure for severity of Metabolic Breath and Body Odor and PATM symptoms.

Here is the first version and we welcome all suggestions and ideas the community may have.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Technology Funnies and Futures

Some April Fool's  jokes come true, some have the potential to be prophetic or ominousSome April Fool's products we really wish existed.

The best April Fool's technology stories of 2018 focused on car tech, genomics, sensory perception and wearables.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Crowdsourcing Precision Medicine

Healthcare is evolving from one-size-fits-all to personalized, from reactive to preventive, from intuitive to data-driven, from paternalistic to participatory. Can crowdsourcing facilitate this transformation? 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Technology 2018

2018 should be very exciting for science and technology. 

Recent years were filled with groundbreaking projects and the stars may be aligning for something really big, driven by advances in software and hardware.

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