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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3500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-3308
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http://www.monell.org/index.htm
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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 ...

Medical research

A new defender for your sense of smell

New research from the Monell Center increases understanding of a mysterious sensory cell located in the olfactory epithelium, the patch of nasal tissue that contains odor-detecting olfactory receptor cells. The findings suggest ...

Medical research

Unique sensory responses to the pediatric HIV medication Kaletra

Bad taste can lead to rejection of life-saving medicines by infants and young children, who require liquid formulations because they are unable to swallow pills yet lack the language to explain why something does not taste ...

Health

The social costs of smell loss in older women

A new study of older U.S. adults conducted by researchers 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 ...

Health

Does good-tasting food cause weight gain?

Does eating good-tasting food make you gain weight? Despite the common perception that good-tasting food is unhealthy and causes obesity, new research from the Monell Center using a mouse model suggests that desirable taste ...

Health

Cold and bubbly: The sensory qualities that best quench thirst

New research from the Monell Center and collaborators finds that oral perceptions of coldness and carbonation help to reduce thirst, the uncomfortable sensation caused by the need to drink fluids. Because thirst and its cessation ...

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