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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

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

Two Monell Scientists Honored for Significant Achievements in Taste and Smell Research

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Two Monell Center scientists have been recognized by the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) for their contributions to the understanding of the senses of taste and smell. Robert F. Margolskee, MD, PhD, the Center’s Director and...
20-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Monell Center Marks Anosmia Awareness Day with New Educational Materials on Smell Loss

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The Monell Center announces a CME Program, FAQ sheet and video to promote Anosmia Awareness Day on February 27. Each was designed to increase awareness and increase the limited information available on anosmia, the loss of our sense of smell, which...
24-Feb-2015 12:25 PM EST

Monell Center Awarded Grant to Evaluate Role of Nasal Airflow Obstruction in Smell Loss

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The Monell Center has received a $1.5M NIH grant to further develop clinical methodology that can predict the path of air flow through a person’s nasal passages. The methodology may someday help physicians predict success taes for surgery to...
22-Jan-2015 1:35 PM EST

New Monell Center President Robert Margolskee Announces $1 Million in Leadership Challenge Gifts

The Monell Chemical Senses Center announces $1 million in leadership challenge gifts from Board members Richard L. Berkman, Esq., and Dwight Riskey, PhD. The gifts, made in honor of Monell Director Emeritus Gary Beauchamp, PhD, will support new...
27-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Monell Center Names Robert F. Margolskee as New President and Director

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The Board of Directors of the Monell Chemical Senses Center has named Robert F. Margolskee, MD, PhD as the Center’s next President and Director, effective October 1, 2014. Margolskee will be the Center’s third Director since its founding in...
18-Aug-2014 4:25 PM EDT

In Asthma, It’s Not Just What You Smell, But What You Think You Smell

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New research from the Monell Center reveals that simply believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics for at least 24 hours following exposure. The findings highlight the role that expectations can play...
22-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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