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Better Measures Reveal More COVID-19 Smell Loss

Studies that used direct measures versus self-report of smell loss could explain the a wide range of estimates - studies using direct measures, about 77% of COVID-19 patients had smell loss versus only 44% with self-report. Direct measures of...
16-Oct-2020 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Monell Scientist Receives 2020 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience

Amber Alhadeff, PhD, the newest faculty member at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, has been awarded a 2020 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neurosciences, totaling $225,000 over three years.
13-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Perceiving the Flavor of Fat: Monell Center Twins Study Finds Genetic Variation Shapes Individual Perception of Fatty Foods

Liking of fatty food is more complex than its fat content alone – it could also be related to inborn genetic traits of the consumer related to fat perception.
13-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sentinels in the Mouth: Special Sensory Cells in the Gums Protect Against Periodontitis

Newly discovered chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth by standing guard against infections that damage soft tissue and destroy the bone that supports the teeth. With the help of bitter taste receptors that also detect byproducts from...
2-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nancy E. Rawson Named as Vice President of Monell Center

PHILADELPHIA (July 22, 2019) -- Nancy E. Rawson, PhD, has been appointed Vice President of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, effective immediately. A highly accomplished scientist and leader, Rawson will work closely with Monell Director and...
23-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Big Data Says Food Is Too Sweet

New research from the Monell Center analyzed nearly 400,000 food reviews posted by Amazon customers to gain real-world insight into the food choices that people make. The findings reveal that many people find the foods in today’s marketplace to be...
24-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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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