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,…

Monell Science Apprenticeship Program 2015

34 Years of SAPlings and Still Growing Strong On the morning of June 22nd, 21 eager high school and college students walked through the Center’s doors to begin their seven-week summer stint as Monell Science Apprentices. This summer marks the…

Olfactory Connections Take Yoga Off the Mat

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar Dean Jerrehian is serious about giving back. His Philadelphia-based company, JadeYoga, which makes eco-friendly yoga mats, plants a tree for every…

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…

Introducing…

Welcome to M Sensations – the Monell Blog! At Monell, our commitment to innovation goes beyond the lab. Hand in hand with our new E-Newsletter, this blog will serve as a way for us to better share stories, news, and…