Latest Monell Chemical Senses Center Stories
Blood hounds, cadaver dogs, and other canines who serve humanity may soon have a new partner â€• disease detector dogs â€• thanks to an unusual experiment in which scientists trained mice to identify feces of ducks infected with bird influenza.
Impaired ability to detect odors and irritants 2 years after buildings' collapse.
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.
Endocannabinoid modulation of tongue sweet taste receptors may help control feeding behavior.
Oleocanthal, a naturally-occurring compound found in extra-virgin olive oil, alters the structure of neurotoxic proteins believed to contribute to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's disease. This structural change impedes the proteins' ability to damage brain nerve cells.
NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human pheromones are over-stated, or are they? There has been an on-going debate in the scientific community as to whether or not human pheromones exist, and, if they do, exactly what effect they have on us.
The New York City health department is urging parents to beware of illegal teething products and other illegal health remedies.
Using a combination of sensory, genetic, and in vitro approaches, researchers from the Monell Center confirm that the T1R1-T1R3 taste receptor plays a role in human umami (amino acid) taste.
Researchers from the Monell Center report that the red panda is the first non-primate mammal to display a liking for the artificial sweetener aspartame. This unexpected affinity for an artificial sweetener may reflect structural variation in the red panda's sweet taste receptor.
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