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Medical breakthrough: Hope for people that smell like fish
wlsam.com/ABC News ^ | March 4, 2012

Posted on 03/04/2012 7:05:09 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK) -- There’s new hope for people with Trimethylaminuria, a rare disorder that causes its sufferers to smell like dead fish.

Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia recently won a $36,000 grant to study the genes behind the disorder—work scientists believe could lead to new developments in helping control the symptoms of Trimethylaminuria, also known as TMAU.

ABC News introduced TV viewers to a TMAU sufferer in 2006: Former model and teacher Camille said TMAU endangered her career.

“I was so focused on ‘Do I smell? Do I smell? Are they saying things? Are they whispering? Are they laughing about me?’” she said at the time. Camille asked ABC News not to publish her last name.

Camille said recently that she was doing well. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned since being diagnosed with TMAU, it’s that, with accurate information and proper perspective, TMAU is manageable. Thank you, ABC, for being part of that equation,” she said in a written statement.

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KEYWORDS: health; medicine; trimethylaminuria
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1 posted on 03/04/2012 7:05:13 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m here to watch.


2 posted on 03/04/2012 7:06:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What did the blind guy say when he walked by the person with Trimethylaminuria?


3 posted on 03/04/2012 7:06:44 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The jokes are going to write themselves...


4 posted on 03/04/2012 7:08:22 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That smell is a disease?

I thought it was just..a Fluke...


5 posted on 03/04/2012 7:08:31 PM PST by bigheadfred (Bazinga!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Damn. I might have still been married.
6 posted on 03/04/2012 7:08:39 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: cripplecreek

A woman like that would be quite a catch...


7 posted on 03/04/2012 7:09:44 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: cripplecreek
It's truly difficult not to comment, and just watch. But that's probably the best thing to do.

Besides, the whole thing smells fishy.

/johnny

8 posted on 03/04/2012 7:10:04 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bigheadfred

Is that you Rahm?


9 posted on 03/04/2012 7:10:23 PM PST by taterjay
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ho boy.

Popcorn...


10 posted on 03/04/2012 7:10:35 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now the occupiers have an excuse for why they smell so bad


11 posted on 03/04/2012 7:11:16 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Joe 6-pack

I do like fishing and just by coincidence, I have worms.


12 posted on 03/04/2012 7:11:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn9VoArnS44


13 posted on 03/04/2012 7:12:41 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A New Fragrance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yRJiP4f_EU


14 posted on 03/04/2012 7:12:41 PM PST by digger48
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To: cripplecreek

Fluke worms? They can be tough to tackle...


15 posted on 03/04/2012 7:12:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What do you call a prostitute with this disease? A COHO


16 posted on 03/04/2012 7:12:51 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: cripplecreek

So everybody’s here to kibitz - not to tell their own fish stories!

Good.....

...tastes like chicken! LOL!


17 posted on 03/04/2012 7:14:13 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: mardi59

She gives steelhead.


18 posted on 03/04/2012 7:14:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they visit would the 3 day rule be cut in half?


19 posted on 03/04/2012 7:14:40 PM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AKA The Dixie Chicks


20 posted on 03/04/2012 7:14:58 PM PST by tumblindice (It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ugh! It’s killin me. Must... control... Impulse


21 posted on 03/04/2012 7:15:17 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s something crappie about this whole thing.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 7:15:28 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: NativeSon
Ugh! It’s killin me. Must... control... Impulse

Sounds like you're floundering.
23 posted on 03/04/2012 7:16:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mardi59

Is that called slammin’ the salmon?


24 posted on 03/04/2012 7:17:44 PM PST by bigheadfred (Bazinga!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I smell like fish alot sometimes, after cleaning them I take a shower and, woopee, it’s gone. Where’s my grant!!!


25 posted on 03/04/2012 7:18:13 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: cripplecreek

Oy!!

Now I know why they invented fishnet stockings.


26 posted on 03/04/2012 7:19:32 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: bigheadfred

Well! You just left me walleyed.


27 posted on 03/04/2012 7:21:15 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not taking the bait on this one.


28 posted on 03/04/2012 7:21:25 PM PST by omni-scientist
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SunkenCiv

Headline: Blind Lesbians See Light At The End Of The Tunnel


29 posted on 03/04/2012 7:21:34 PM PST by bigheadfred (Bazinga!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


Why is everyone so concerned about the way I smell????
30 posted on 03/04/2012 7:21:56 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mardi59

At least you weren’t suckered.


31 posted on 03/04/2012 7:22:49 PM PST by bigheadfred (Bazinga!)
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To: bigheadfred
"Is that called slammin’ the salmon?"

It's time to redefine the phrase, "Sleeping with the fishes."

32 posted on 03/04/2012 7:23:01 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do I think this thread is going to have at least one Helen Thomas photo/comment?


33 posted on 03/04/2012 7:26:26 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
making people throw up on the elevator? seagulls circling your house???
34 posted on 03/04/2012 7:26:40 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: LostInBayport

IBTZ Just for the suggestion.

/s


35 posted on 03/04/2012 7:28:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL

They lure you with the musky odor and then stringer you along.


36 posted on 03/04/2012 7:29:19 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: cripplecreek

“I may be hard of herring but I smelt trouser trout!”
Natalie “Not A Slut, Just Fat” Mains


37 posted on 03/04/2012 7:30:34 PM PST by tumblindice (It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

38 posted on 03/04/2012 7:32:06 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She could always go to work in a lutefisk factory. Nobody would have a clue.


39 posted on 03/04/2012 7:33:37 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: mardi59

Yeah, they have no sole.


40 posted on 03/04/2012 7:41:10 PM PST by bigheadfred (Bazinga!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That`s the end of my Musky Lunge.


41 posted on 03/04/2012 7:52:48 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Fisht smell?. Who knew?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I knew a girl who smelled like crabs coz she had`em.


42 posted on 03/04/2012 7:58:12 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Fish smell?. Who knew?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I had a girlfriend once...........never mind.


43 posted on 03/04/2012 7:58:21 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: NativeSon

I wouldn’t touch this with a 3-foot long pike.


44 posted on 03/04/2012 7:58:55 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Free ThinkerNY
People that smell like fish just can`t help themselves-

They don`t do it on porpoise.

45 posted on 03/04/2012 8:05:02 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Fish smell?. Who knew?)
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To: digger48

>> A New Fragrance

Essence of Low Tide.


46 posted on 03/04/2012 8:06:35 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

Parfum de Puget Sound


47 posted on 03/04/2012 8:09:53 PM PST by tumblindice (It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Many people come to me and they say, “Hey, how can you be such a swinging, sex god?” Well I tell you. It’s not because I can make love up to one time a night.
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It’s not because I say the things a woman wants to hear like, “Are you through yet?”
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It’s because I know how to read a woman.
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If she is like a cat, I bring kitty litter. If she is like a dog, we do it on the paper.
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But I’m also a unique guy too. The kind of guy who likes to have his own special scent. Not to smell like every other guy. I like to have my own, individual odor.
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That’s why I wear tuna fish sandwich. I put a tuna fish sandwich under each arm. maybe one or two behind the ears.
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I don’t smell like any other guy. And it’s economical too because the smell lasts four or five days.”

-Steve Martin


48 posted on 03/04/2012 8:11:36 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm, As I passed the Fulton Fish Market this morning I closed my eyes and wished Sandra Fluke a fine a glorious day.


49 posted on 03/04/2012 8:14:56 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sooner or later every guy jumps the shark.


50 posted on 03/04/2012 8:31:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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