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Do You Smell What I Smell?

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...
30-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smelling With Your Tongue

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...
22-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
26-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Monell and Jefferson Fund Five Collaborative Pilot Grants

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...
19-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Upcoming Scientific Conference Seeks to Identify Treatments for Under-recognized Smell and Taste Disorders

Patient talks will inform scientists and clinicians on etiology and impact
5-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Know Someone Sick? Your Own Smell Might Give It Away

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...
20-Sep-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Defender for Your Sense of Smell

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.
18-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Busting Bitter, Saving Lives

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...
13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Dealing with Those Telltale Malodors

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
28-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT

School Lunchroom Perfect Place to Teach Kids to Like and Eat Heathy Foods

2-May-2017 11:55 AM EDT

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Limiting #sugar intake in children: @MonellSc expert Julie Mennella on implementing new @American_Heart recommendation

22-Aug-2016 5:15 PM EDT

Expert Available - Today Only: New @US_FDA #salt Guidelines Informed by @MonellSc Research Led by Gary Beauchamp, Contact media@monell.org

1-Jun-2016 1:00 PM EDT

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The Monell Center is an independent non-profit research institute that conducts basic research on the chemical senses. A leader in scientific discovery, Monell's world-class scientists advance understanding of taste and smell to benefit human health and well-being. The Center’s outstanding interdisciplinary research programs incorporate approaches that range from molecular biology to behavioral neuroscience, from analytical chemistry to comparative sensory ecology and clinical work with human patients. Experts are available to comment on how taste and olfaction relate to any aspect of our daily lives.

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