Parasitic worms sniff out their victims

New research by UCLA’s Elissa Hallem and colleagues, reveals that olfactory preferences in different roundworm species reflect host specificity rather than species relatedness, suggesting that olfaction plays an important role in host location.

Dissonant Music Brings out the Animal in Us

Research by Daniel Blumstein, professor and chair of the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Greg Bryant, UCLA assistant professor of communication studies, has shown that distorted and jarring music tends to excite listeners because it mimics the distress calls of animals.