Latest Alfred Roca Stories

HIV May Have Been Around Longer Than You Think
2012-12-19 06:49:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Alfred Roca of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois, reveals that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may have affected humans for much longer than is currently believed. Roca, an assistant professor, believes the genomes of an isolates West African population provides important clues about the evolution of the HIV virus. HIV is thought to have...

2012-08-07 10:21:05

The trade in ivory was largely outlawed in 1989, but poaching continues and remains a serious threat to the African elephant. Seizures of large amounts of ivory, sometimes over a ton, continue to occur. Research by Alfred Roca, an assistant professor at the university, could be the basis for the development of new law enforcement tools. Roca has found a way to determine where the ivory comes from. With funding from the Division of International Conservation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.