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New Scientific and Patient-Focused Conference to Address Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders

The Monell Center, in partnership with the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste and the Rocky Mountain Taste and Smell Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will host an interdisciplinary two-day conference in November...
27-Jun-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Lee O'Neill Named as Director for Finance & Administrative Services at the Monell Center

Lee O’Neill, MBA, has been appointed as the new Director for Finance & Administrative Services for the Monell Chemical Senses Center, effective May 1, 2018. He succeeds John K.T. Tran, MS, CRA, who is retiring after serving 30 years as Monell’s...
3-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researching Smell, From Someone Who Can’t

February 27 is Anosmia Awareness Day. Many people don’t appreciate what it means to be unable to smell. As someone with congenital anosmia, I know first-hand what it feels like to go through each day without the sense of smell.
21-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Unique Sensory Responses to the Pediatric HIV Medication Kaletra

Research from the Monell Center documented wide individual differences to the taste of the life-saving HIV medication Kaletra and identified genetic sources of the taste variation. The findings suggest that the growing field of pharmacogenetics...
13-Dec-2017 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Jefferson and Monell Center Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

Leadership at Jefferson and the Monell Center announced today the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to move forward with discussions of merging the two organizations.
12-Oct-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A Taste Cell Encyclopedia

A significant technological advance from the Monell Center now allows scientists to identify the complete set of genes in any type of taste receptor cell. The technology will help identify precisely how each cell carries out its specific function.
8-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Bitter or Sweet? How Taste Cells Decide What They Want to Be

A new study from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions advances understanding of how stem cells on the tongue grow into the different types of mature taste cells that detect either sweet, salty, sour, bitter, or umami. The findings may...
20-Jun-2017 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Social Costs of Smell Loss in Older Women

A new study of older U.S. adults from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman’s social life is associated with how well her sense of smell functions. The study found that older women who do less well on a smell...
20-Mar-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dealing with Those Telltale Malodors

By educating physicians about unique properties of the olfactory system, Monell scientist Pamela Dalton, PhD, MPH, seeks to increase understanding of stigmas associated with incontinence
28-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT

School Lunchroom Perfect Place to Teach Kids to Like and Eat Heathy Foods

2-May-2017 11:55 AM EDT


Limiting #sugar intake in children: @MonellSc expert Julie Mennella on implementing new @American_Heart recommendation

22-Aug-2016 5:15 PM EDT

Expert Available - Today Only: New @US_FDA #salt Guidelines Informed by @MonellSc Research Led by Gary Beauchamp, Contact

1-Jun-2016 1:00 PM EDT

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