Monell Chemical Senses Center

The Monell Chemical Senses Center was established in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a private scientific institute. The focus of Monell Chemical Senses Center is basic research on the senses of smell, taste and chemically-mediated skins senses. Monell's has a professional staff of scientists and medical doctors and attracts graduate and post-doctoral fellows to their multi-disciplinary lab setting. The Center publishes a newsletter, peer-review journals, news updates and conducts conferences.

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Diabetes

Insulin is necessary for repairing olfactory neurons

Researchers have known for some time that insulin plays a vital role in regeneration and growth in some types of neurons that relay environmental sensory information to our brains, such as sight. However, they know relatively ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better measures reveal more COVID-19 smell loss

Smell loss is a frequently reported symptom of COVID-19 but reports of prevalence vary from study-to-study and range from 5% to 98%. With such a wide range of estimates, it is difficult to prioritize its importance for testing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Perceiving the flavor of fat: A Monell Center twins study

Most people would agree that the pleasure of some foods stems in part from its fat content. New research, led by the Monell Chemical Senses Center, has now found that liking of fatty food is more complex than its fat content ...

Dentistry

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, report researchers from the Monell Chemical ...

Neuroscience

From genes to receptors to perception: olfaction unraveled

Several years ago the internet was captivated by the enigma of "the dress—specifically, was the dress black and blue, or was it white and gold? No matter what you saw, the viral debate served to highlight that humans differ ...

Medical research

Smelling with your tongue

Scientists from the Monell Center report that functional olfactory receptors, the sensors that detect odors in the nose, are also present in human taste cells found on the tongue. The findings suggest that interactions between ...

Medical research

Know someone sick? Your own smell might give it away

Odors surround us, providing cues about many aspects of personal identity, including health status. Now, research from the Monell Center extends the scope and significance of personal odors as a source of information about ...

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