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


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


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


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

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


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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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