Identification of functional olfactory receptors in human taste cells opens doors to new approaches to modify food flavor
Single cell RNA-seq will provide key insight on how different types of taste cells function
New study provides insight into the genes and molecules that shape taste cell development
Findings reveal that OMP regulates odor processing by filtering ‘noisy’ signals so that incoming odor information is transmitted accurately
Some children are 20 times more sensitive to sweet taste than others
Study could lead to a clearer understanding of how sugar consumption influences perception of and liking for sweet foods and beverages
New research from the Monell Center reveals humans can use the sense of smell to detect dietary fat in food. As food smell almost always is detected before taste, the findings identify one of the first sensory qualities that signals whether a food contains fat. Innovative methods using odor to make low-fat foods more palatable could someday aid public health efforts to reduce dietary fat intake.
New research from the Monell Center reveals that bubbles are not necessary to experience the unique ‘bite’ of carbonated beverages.
According to new research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions, odors from human skin cells can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.