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How can you help people who have anosmia?

Anosmia, the loss of smell, affects approximately 5% of the population and can blight the lives of sufferers. The consequences to well being of those with this condition can be severe and include depression, anxiety, aggression, feelings of isolation as well as weight gain/weight loss. Within this group are people with parosmia, a condition where odors are so distorted that food becomes a nauseating ordeal. We need more ...more »

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Identify treatments for the loss of smell (anosmia)

I am a lay person and I cannot provide detail on study design. However, I am aware that there are millions of individuals world-wide who suffer from loss of smell (anosmia) and who feel socially isolated and fearful of dangers that the olfactory system helps to warn against. In addition, many people who are anosmic do not enjoy eating and are therefore not necessarily getting a nutritionally balanced diet. This could ...more »

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Could the Precision Medicine Initiative Reduce Social Inequality?

The proposed study would identify microbial communities and metabolic profiles associated with stigmatized conditions such as idiopathic malodor or mental health. Working with systemic malodor/PATM community provides unprecedented opportunities to explore biomarkers of depression, social stress, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, dental, cardiovascular, and digestive health, exposure to antibiotics, lifestyle & dietary ...more »

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