Monell Chemical Senses Center

The taste of quinine: It's in your bitter genes

Some people find quinine to be bitter while others can drink it like water. Now, scientists from the Monell Center and collaborators report that individual differences in how people experience quinine's bitterness are related ...

Aug 02, 2010
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Long-lasting sensory loss in WTC workers

New research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that workers exposed to the complex mixture of toxic airborne chemicals following the 9/11 disaster had a decreased ability to detect odors and irritants ...

May 18, 2010
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Intense sweets taste especially good to some kids

New research from the Monell Center reports that children's response to intense sweet taste is related to both a family history of alcoholism and the child's own self-reports of depression.

Feb 10, 2010
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Sniffing out lung cancer at early stages

New animal research from scientists at the Monell Center and collaborators demonstrates that body fluid odors can be used to identify animals with lung cancer tumors. The findings set the stage for studies to identify potential ...

Jan 27, 2010
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