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    24-Sep-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700889

Know Someone Sick? Your Own Smell Might Give It Away

Monell Chemical Senses Center

Research from the Monell Center extends the scope and significance of personal odors as a source of information about an individual’s health. A new paper reveals that the bodily odors of otherwise healthy animals sharing an environment with sick animals become like the odors of the sick animals.

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20-Sep-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700720

A New Defender for Your Sense of Smell

Monell Chemical Senses Center

New research from the Monell Center suggests that a little-understood sensory cell may protect the vulnerable olfactory epithelium by detecting and initiating defenses against viruses, bacteria, and other potentially harmful invaders.

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18-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700504

Busting Bitter, Saving Lives

Monell Chemical Senses Center

A new collaboration grant to Discovery BioMed and the Monell Center will support development of next-generation screening technologies to identify bitter taste blockers. The work will advance health by improving the taste and acceptability of nutritious plant-based foods and increasing patient willingness to take life-saving oral medicines.

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13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    29-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699607

Jefferson and Monell Center Sign Agreement of Cooperation

Monell Chemical Senses Center

The Monell Center and Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) announce the signing of a one-year Agreement of Cooperation, outlining how the two institutions will collaborate over the next year to develop joint scientific programs and clinical opportunities to advance their shared mission of improving human health.

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28-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696795

Dealing with Those Telltale Malodors

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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

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28-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 696722

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

Monell Chemical Senses Center

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 2018 to establish a roadmap for treatment-focused research on smell and taste disorders. The “Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders” meeting will include sessions focused on the science of sensory disorders and their treatment and also on patient education.

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27-Jun-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694001

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

Monell Chemical Senses 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 Finance Director.

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3-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 689564

Researching Smell, From Someone Who Can’t

Monell Chemical Senses Center

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.

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21-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686793

Unique Sensory Responses to the Pediatric HIV Medication Kaletra

Monell Chemical Senses Center

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 should assess the sensory response to medicines to promote medication compliance and treatment success.

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13-Dec-2017 2:10 PM EST

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