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Anosmia or smell loss

Anosmia is a dangerous, debilitating & depressing disease. Research in 3 areas would help: 1. Prevalence. If pharmaceutical companies knew the large numbers of people suffering personal loss & how desperate we are for a cure, they would be motivated to research. 2. Underlying causes. Aging, viral infection or trauma cause it, but we need to know why. 3. My best idea: doctors never ask about smell ability during annual ...more »

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(@bdaumen)

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How can we help people who have experienced loss of smell due to a virus or traumatic brain injury?

Goal: Create more awareness of anosmia and do research on cures.Preliminary research shows more than 2 million Americans suffer from permanent loss of smell after a bad cold or head injury. Let’s determine how many are affected and research possible cures by gathering data of those currently affected and those anosmiacs who regained part or all of their sense of smell.

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(@hakunamatata414)

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How can a loss of the sense of smell (acquired anosmia) be reversed?

From www.monell.org:

Monell’s initial targeted anosmia research project takes advantage of 1) the unique ability of olfactory receptor cells to regenerate from specialized stem cells across a person’s lifetime, and 2) Monell’s pioneering development of biopsy techniques that enable us to harvest and study living human olfactory tissue.

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(@hakunamatata414)

AoU Research Priorities Use Cases

How can a loss of the sense of smell (acquired anosmia) be reversed?

From www.monell.org:

Monell’s initial targeted anosmia research project takes advantage of 1) the unique ability of olfactory receptor cells to regenerate from specialized stem cells across a person’s lifetime, and 2) Monell’s pioneering development of biopsy techniques that enable us to harvest and study living human olfactory tissue.

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