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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

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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

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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

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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

Potential New Causes for the Odor-Producing Disorder TMAU

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A study from the Monell Center and collaborators provides new insight into the causes of trimethylaminura (TMAU), a genetically-transmitted metabolic disorder that leads to accumulation of a chemical that smells like rotting fish. Previously...
14-Feb-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Monell Center Receives Grant to Characterize Distinctive Odor of Ovarian Cancer

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A new grant from the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation will allow Monell scientists and collaborators to confirm initial findings of a unique odor pattern for ovarian cancer. The multi-disciplinary team will use the information...
6-Feb-2017 9:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Via Eyes or Noses? How Young Children Use Sensory Cues to Guide Social Decisions

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New research from the Monell Center reveals that children begin using olfactory information to help guide their responses to emotionally-expressive faces at about age five. The findings advance understanding of how children integrate different types...
19-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Does Good-Tasting Food Cause Weight Gain?

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Does eating good-tasting food make you gain weight? Despite the common perception that good-tasting food is unhealthy and causes obesity, new research from the Monell Center using a mouse model suggests that desirable taste in and of itself does not...
15-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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