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.
Researchers discover scent of skin cancer
According to new research from the Monell Center, odors from skin can be used to identify basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. The findings, presented at the 236th meeting of the American Chemical Society, ...
Odor ID not disguised by diet
Reporting in the October 31 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE, scientists from the Monell Center present behavioral and chemical findings to reveal that an individual's underlying odor signature remains detectable even ...
Fructose-sweetened drinks increase nonfasting triglycerides in obese adults
Obese people who drink fructose-sweetened beverages with their meals have an increased rise of triglycerides following the meal, according to new research from the Monell Center.
Kids connect alcohol odors with mom's emotions
How children respond to the smell of alcoholic beverages is related to their mothers' reasons for drinking, according to a new study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center. When asked to choose between the odor of beer and ...
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