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


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


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


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


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

Stress Hormone Receptors Localized in Sweet Taste Cells


A new study from the Monell Center reports that oral taste cells contain receptors for glucocorticoid “stress hormones”. The findings suggest glucocorticoids may act directly on taste cells to affect how they respond to sugars and other taste...
3-Jun-2014 11:25 AM EDT

Pleasant Smells Increase Facial Attractiveness

New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center reveals that women’s faces are rated as more attractive in the presence of pleasant odors. In contrast, odor pleasantness had less effect on age evaluation. The findings suggest that perfumes and...
29-May-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Body Odor Changes Following Vaccination


New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that immunization can trigger a distinct change in body odor. This is the first demonstration of a bodily odor change due to immune activation.
2-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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