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2013-07-18 12:28:08

PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf today presented several health research grants on behalf of Governor Tom Corbett to four Philadelphia institutions to fund projects ranging from pain treatment to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and cancer research. Grant recipients included: Drexel University: $1,401,259; funding nine projects Fox Chase Cancer Center: $2,176,696; funding six projects Monell...

Stem Cells And Your Taste Buds
2013-02-04 12:47:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As stem cell research progresses, scientists are becoming more and more specialized in studying the types of cells and tissues that they generate. In pursuing the mechanisms that drive stem cell specialization, scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have identified certain genetic characteristics of taste stem cells and their location on the tongue, according to their report in the journal Stem Cells....

2009-12-22 14:07:16

Endocannabinoid modulation of tongue sweet taste receptors may help control feeding behavior New findings from the Monell Center and Kyushu University in Japan report that endocannabinoids act directly on taste receptors on the tongue to enhance sweet taste. "Our taste cells may be more involved in regulating our appetites than we had previously known," said study author Robert Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D., a Monell molecular biologist. "Better understanding of the driving forces for eating and...