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Odor Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

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A new study from the Monell Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and collaborating institutions reports a uniquely identifiable odor signature from mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings suggest that it may be possible to develop...
12-Jan-2016 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Children’s Ability to Detect Sugar Varies Widely

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According to new research from the Monell Center, sensitivity to sweet taste varies widely across school-aged children and is in part genetically-determined. The findings may inform efforts to reduce sugar consumption and improve nutritional health...
14-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Low Sugar Diet Makes Foods Taste Sweeter But Does Not Change Preferred Level of Sweetness

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New research from the Monell Center reveals that while foods such as vanilla pudding taste sweeter following three months on a low-sugar diet, the level of sweetness most preferred in foods and beverages does not change. The findings may inform...
23-Nov-2015 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bitter Taste Sensitivity May Predict Surgical Outcome in Certain Chronic Rhinosinusitus Patients

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New research from the Monell Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that physicians may someday be able to use a simple taste test to predict which surgical intervention is best suited to help a subset...
9-Nov-2015 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Meat-Eating Cats Retain Multiple Functional Bitter Taste Receptors

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Cats have at least seven functional bitter taste receptors, according to a new Monell Center study. Further, a comparison of cat to related species reveals little relationship between biter receptor number and the extent to which a species consumes...
15-Oct-2015 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Some Like It Sweet, Others Not So Much: It’s Partly in the Genes

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A new study from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions suggests that a single set of genes accounts for approximately 30 percent of person-to-person variance in sweet taste perception, regardless of whether the sweetener is a natural...
16-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Monell Center and Drexel University Partner on Food and Flavor Science Program

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The Monell Center has established a formal partnership with Drexel University to promote education and research on flavor perception and food science. The agreement, which follows years of informal collaboration, leverages the respective strengths...
7-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune System Protein Regulates Sensitivity to Bitter Taste

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New research from the Monell Center reveals that tumor necrosis factor (TNF), an immune system regulatory protein that promotes inflammation, also helps regulate sensitivity to bitter taste. The finding may explain taste abnormalities and decreased...
16-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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