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Researching Smell, From Someone Who Can’t

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.
21-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Unique Sensory Responses to the Pediatric HIV Medication Kaletra

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...
13-Dec-2017 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Jefferson and Monell Center Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

Leadership at Jefferson and the Monell Center announced today the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to move forward with discussions of merging the two organizations.
12-Oct-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Taste Cell Encyclopedia

A significant technological advance from the Monell Center now allows scientists to identify the complete set of genes in any type of taste receptor cell. The technology will help identify precisely how each cell carries out its specific function.
8-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bitter or Sweet? How Taste Cells Decide What They Want to Be

A new study from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions advances understanding of how stem cells on the tongue grow into the different types of mature taste cells that detect either sweet, salty, sour, bitter, or umami. The findings may...
20-Jun-2017 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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

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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


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