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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

Potential New Causes for the Odor-Producing Disorder TMAU


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


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


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?


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

Monell Center Receives Funding to Develop Technologies to Improve Taste of Lifesaving Drugs


The Monell Center announced today that it has received a $345,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant supports an innovative global health research project titled, "Developing Novel Pediatric Formulation Technologies for Global...
1-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cold and Bubbly: The Sensory Qualities That Best Quench Thirst


New research from the Monell Center finds that oral perceptions of coldness and carbonation help to reduce thirst. The findings could guide sensory approaches to increase fluid intake in populations at risk for dehydration, including the elderly,...
3-Oct-2016 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Monell Center Hosts First U.S. Smell-Training Workshop for Smell-Impaired and Recovering Anosmics


The leading lay advocate for smell-training, will visit the Monell Center from the U.K. on August 9-11, 2016. During her visit she will present the first U.S. educational smell-training sessions for individuals with impaired smell and the physicians...
1-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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