P & F Magazine

Research Sponsored by

Email This Item!
Increase Text Size

NEXT: Sensory Frontiers

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Posted: December 14, 2009, from the January 2010 issue of P&F magazine.

Excerpt only Purchase This Article

2 pages available as a PDF download or printed copies mailed to you

“The exciting thing about science is that you don’t know the answer,” says Monell Center (www.monell.org) director Gary Beauchamp, discussing the organization’s chemosensory research. “There’s a wonderful collaborative aspect here where [our corporate sponsors] are interested in fundamental questions for reasons that are not yet apparent … We don’t do product research. We don’t study anybody’s products. We don’t develop products. Part of my job is to find the overlap between corporate interests in a practical [sense] and the scientific interests on [Monell’s] side. Their product is product; our product is publications in scientific journals.” Monell’s leading-edge research focuses on everything from the mechanisms of taste and smell to the role of chemical senses in human communication, health and nutrition.

 

This is only an excerpt of the full article that appeared in P&F Magazine, but you can purchase the full-text version.