From Lab to License: Tech Transfer in Action

Monell’s mission is to advance scientific knowledge about taste and smell to benefit human health and well-being. We often talk about our researchers’ lab-based discoveries, but our mission clearly states that it’s not enough to simply learn something new. We…

Taste and Smell Quiz 2016!

Last year’s quiz was just a warm up! Be warned – this year’s questions are harder, so you may want to read our 2015-2016 Annual Report before you tackle it… Challenge your friends to test their knowledge, too! Use this…

Food Fight: Combating Obesity with Vegetables

For over 30 years, landmark studies from Julie Mennella, Gary Beauchamp, Beverly Cowart and other Monell researchers have provided significant insights into how infants and children form flavor preferences. With broad implications for children’s health, this foundational work is highly…

The Journey From Wow

Monell is a unique organization; the only independent research center in the world studying taste and smell. I first found out about Monell in 2011 while walking my kids through the Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival. I was fascinated by smelling…

Pop Quiz!

Monell Sense-sational Taste & Smell Quiz: How much do you know about taste and smell? Take this quiz to find out!                                      …

Research at Twinsburg: A Retrospective

It’s difficult to describe the otherworldly feeling of walking around a festival surrounded by thousands of mirror images – but that’s Twinsburg in a nut-shell. The 2015 Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg drew 2041 sets of twins and multiples, many of…

Why Study Twins?

Monell scientists first started attending the Twins Days Festival in 2002, joining a number of other institutions in the Research Plaza just outside the Festival grounds. In 2003, we wrote about the Twinsburg trips for the Monell Newsletter (you can…