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New form of H1N1 could be a strain on researchers

With flu season approaching, experts are worried about an old strain. Scientists at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute don’t expect the old strain of H1N1 to return as a threat, but they are concerned about what the current strain of H1N1 might learn from the old one, because …

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UF’s bug man retires

If there’s anything former Entomology professor Carl Barfield loved more than bugs…was his students. Dr. Barfiled taught his last class this summer after 35 years of teaching at the University of Florida.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana spoke with Dr. Barfield who reflected on his time here as a teacher and how …

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Local NAACP chapter urges minorities to vote

The reasons are debatable, but the numbers are clear: minorities have long been ill-represented at the voting booths. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, an NAACP tri-county chapter centered in Levy County has placed getting people in the racial minority to vote at the top of its agenda.

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Food bank faces summer shortage

Marion-Polk Food Share serves the two counties it is named for. As people turn their attention elsewhere during the summer months, the food bank suffers a yearly low point in food donations. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports how the group’s search for a permanent fix may help solve this …

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