Category: Research

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…

Seeing Double: Monell is Heading to Twinsburg

Feel like you’re seeing double? Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with your eyes! You’re looking at a photo from the Twins Days Festival, the largest annual gathering of twins in the world. The Festival is hosted every summer in, of…

Sense and the Single Cell

Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, salt has two personalities. On one hand, we all need salt to survive; this is the biological reason for why it tastes so good. On the other, overconsumption can be unhealthy, contributing to high…

Neighborhood Science

Why leave the cozy confines of the lab? Sometimes you have to think outside the box. Other times, thinking outside the box just isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to go outside the box. While research at Monell has worldwide significance,…

Past, Present, Future

After 27 years at McCormick & Company, William Zeiger, PhD, knows a thing or two about olfaction and taste. Zeiger began his scientific career as a Monell post-doctoral fellow in the early 1970’s, working on early olfactory binding studies in…