Monell Chemical Senses Center

A woman's nose knows body odor

It may be wise to trust the female nose when it comes to body odor. According to new research from the Monell Center, it is more difficult to mask underarm odor when women are doing the smelling.

Apr 07, 2009
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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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Liking sweets makes sense for kids

As any parent knows, children love sweet-tasting foods. Now, new research from the University of Washington and the Monell Center indicates that this heightened liking for sweetness has a biological basis and is related ...

Mar 18, 2009
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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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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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