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2009-04-08 15:02:53

It is a lot more difficult to mask underarm odor from women's noses than men's noses, U.S. researchers said. The study, published online in the Flavour and Fragrance Journal, found underarm odors sniffed alone smelled equally strong to men and women.

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2009-04-07 10:27:41

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.

2009-03-19 21:46:16

Children have a biological basis to like sweets, which is related to children's high growth rate, U.S.

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2009-03-19 09:10:19

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 to children's high growth rate.

2008-10-31 15:00:12

Diet may influence odor profiles but does not prevent identification of genetically determined odortypes, U.S. researchers say. In animal studies, scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia found changing diet ingredients did not obscure detection of underlying odortypes.

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2008-06-25 11:50:00

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.

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2008-03-17 16:00:00

According to researchers at the Monell Center, fruit flies are more like humans in their responses to many sweet tastes than are almost any other species.

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2008-02-26 09:10:00

Despite the significance of taste to both human gratification and survival, a basic understanding of this primal sense is still unfolding.

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2008-01-14 15:55:00

Researchers have for the first time attempted to count the number of genes that contribute to obesity and body weight. The findings suggest that over 6,000 genes -- about 25 percent of the genome -- contribute to help determine an individual's body weight.

2007-04-09 03:00:00

By Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer Apr. 9--George Preti didn't go to medical school. He is a Ph.D. organic chemist, his lab stocked with gas chromatography equipment and test tubes.


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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.