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  • Jumping right in: Monell Executive Director at Venture Café How Trigeminal Nerve Signals Are Tuning the Nose Sweetened Medicine: A Little Too Sweet? The Mechanisms Behind Bitter Taste Distortions And more… Click here for the full newsletter....

  • Monell Science Apprenticeship Program, 2023 Edition Explaining Taste Mysteries, Associate Director Danielle Reed at the American Philosophical Society COVID-19 Taste Loss, an International Study The Epigenetics Behind Bitter Taste Distortion And more… Click here for the full newsletter....

  • A series of events to promote #SmellAndTasteTestingForAll. PA State Rep. Krajewski: Monell Center Growth Benefits West Philadelphia. From the Basics of Taste to Tasting Basics: A newly discovered taste receptor allows fruit flies to taste alkaline foods. Click here to download the full newsletter....

  • SCENTinel 1.1: the second iteration of Monell’s rapid smell test discriminates between smell loss and smell distortions STANA advocates for universal smell and taste testing: sign the petition here! Monell and Rowan University: at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Monell and the Fragrance Foundation: the future......

  • Mehmet Hakan Ozdener, MD, PhD, leads the recent development of a new method to reprogram human taste cells into neuron-like cells. Amber Alhadeff, PhD, joins an outstanding cohort of early-career scientists honored by the New York Stem Cell Foundation. Gary Beauchamp, PhD, along with two......

  • Synthetic Sensory Physiology, a Martin Meyerson Lecture by Dr. Dirk Trauner. Kevin Bolding, PhD, and Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD bring tools that will move our research forward in new, creative ways! Meet Robert Pellegrino, PhD. His research and background bring together food science, neuroscience, psychophysics,......

  • What makes a molecule smell, and why are noses built the way they are? Welcoming our Science Apprenticeship 2022 cohort, and celebrating fifty years of Gary Beauchamp’s service and research. Amber Alhadeff Honored by Pew Trusts, and Danielle Reed writes: Chemosensory Science Under the Shadow......

  • The Complicated World of Smell: fascinating and puzzling findings from the Mainland Lab. Finding a Sweet Spot in Flavor, Food Research, how Dr. May Cheung is helping improve the research methods of nutritionists and food scientists. Sour: The Approach-Avoid Taste. The True Prevalence of COVID-19......

  • Smell Research, a chance to participate! Can Dogs Smell a Pandemic Before It Starts? Our scientists are on the forefront of bird flu surveillance technologies! What If Nothing Smells the Same? Recent Insights from Research on Parosmia and Phantosmia Our Most Popular Story of 2021:......

  • Your Mouth is Smarter Than You Think! How the tongue detects calories Double Congratulations to Dr. Amber Alhadeff and the power of hunger Paying Our Respects to the life and science of Dr. Louise Slade Your Senses in the News, featuring Monell’s scientists Looking Back......

  • Smell Loss Research, a chance to participate! Anosmia Recipes: Leah Holzel shares for the fall season: Sour Cream Panna Cotta with Stone Fruit Compote Can Acquired Smell Loss Change Our Brains? What is the latest data from the Lab of Johan Lundström? Parosmia on Camera!......

  • World Taste and Smell Day. Join us and spread the word! Of Worms, the Sense of Taste, and World Health: the latest from the Jiang Lab In It for the Long Haul: What can chemesthesis tell us about COVID-19? Meet Monell’s Postdocs: Q&As with Postdocs......

  • Sweet-Tooth Genetics: Intricacies of the Pathway of Sweet Taste from the Tongue to the Brain News on Sour Taste: A Tug-of-War Between Acid Sensitive Cells Developing SCENTinel, Monell’s Rapid Smell Test An Extra Virgin Olive Oil Surprise: Can Olive Oil Be Consumed Without Its Bitterness......

  • Has Losing Your Sense of Smell Impacted What You Eat? Join our anosmia focus groups to help us better understand how losing your sense of smell has impacted your food preferences. New Role for Insulin? Monell scientists show that insulin is critical for the maturation......

  • Meet Our Postdocs: Q&As with postdocs Dolly Al Koborssy and Chanyi Lu VP Nancy Rawson Interviewed for AWIS Magazine Monell’s Back on Instagram! Follow us here: @monellcenter #MarkYourCalendar for Saturday, June 12, and join us at the first ever outdoor Philadelphia Flower Show Board Matters:......