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Antifungal Resistance: A Global Health Threat

Antibiotic resistance receives lots of media attention, being a huge threat to global public health. But an equally concerning problem remains a relative unknown to the general public: antifungal resistance. Fungal infections have the potential to cause rashes, mild inflammations,...

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Creating a Truly Conscious AI – A Novel Approach

At present, artificial intelligence (AI) is only capable of performing very specific tasks such as low-level visual recognition, speech recognition, coordinated motor control and pattern detection. However, the development of truly conscious AI systems will allow us to gain knowledge...

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The Stress Response – Friend or Foe?

Most human beings experience stress during our lifetimes – perhaps from sitting a tough exam, being involved in an accident, or after being fired from a job.  There is no shortage of warnings about what stress can do to our...