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Newswise: Do You Smell What I Smell?

Article ID: 712171

Do You Smell What I Smell?

Monell Chemical Senses Center

A new study shows that small changes in a single olfactory receptor gene can affect how strong and pleasant a person finds an odor. The findings expand understanding of how olfactory receptors in the nose encode information about the properties of odors even before that information reaches the brain.

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30-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Newswise: Smelling With Your Tongue
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    24-Apr-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711679

Smelling With Your Tongue

Monell Chemical Senses Center

Scientists from the Monell Center report that functional olfactory receptors are present in human taste cells. The findings suggest that interactions between the senses of smell and taste, the primary components of food flavor, may begin on the tongue and not in the brain, as previously thought.

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22-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Smelling in Tiny Houses: How Ciliary Electric Currents Keep Olfaction Reliable
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    31-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 705821

Smelling in Tiny Houses: How Ciliary Electric Currents Keep Olfaction Reliable

Monell Chemical Senses Center

Scientists have used a combination of mathematical modeling, electrophysiology, and computer simulations to explain how cells communicate effectively in highly constricted spaces such as the olfactory cilia. The findings will inform future studies of cellular signaling in the olfactory system and other confined spaces of the nervous system.

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26-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 705687

Monell and Jefferson Fund Five Collaborative Pilot Grants

Monell Chemical Senses Center

The Monell Center and Thomas Jefferson University announce the funding of five collaborative pilot grants for projects that combine Monell’s research on the senses of taste and smell with Jefferson’s complementary strengths in the basic and clinical neurosciences.

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19-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST
Newswise: Know Someone Sick? Your Own Smell Might Give It Away
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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
Newswise: A New Defender for Your Sense of Smell

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
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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
Newswise: Dealing with Those Telltale Malodors

Article ID: 696795

Dealing with Those Telltale Malodors

Monell Chemical Senses Center

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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