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Penicillin (sometimes abbreviated PCN or pen) is a group of antibiotics derived from ''Penicillium'' fungi. Penicillin antibiotics are historically significant because they are the first drugs that were effective against many previously serious diseases such as syphilis and Staphylococcus infections.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Fungi have immense potential for production of pharmaceutical compounds

Fungi have immense potential for production of pharmaceutical compounds

Researcher aims to eliminate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian tumors using virus treatment

Researcher aims to eliminate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian tumors using virus treatment

Researchers uncover global regulator that 'switches on' silent biosynthetic gene clusters

Researchers uncover global regulator that 'switches on' silent biosynthetic gene clusters

Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests

Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests

Low-dose penicillin in early life changes behaviour and balance of gut microbes

Low-dose penicillin in early life changes behaviour and balance of gut microbes

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

New combination antibiotic therapy overcomes pernicious infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria

New combination antibiotic therapy overcomes pernicious infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria

Dental plaque DNA of Neandertals provides insights into behaviour, diet and medication

Dental plaque DNA of Neandertals provides insights into behaviour, diet and medication

Researchers develop skin tests, decision support tool to increase antibiotic use in hospitalized patients

Researchers develop skin tests, decision support tool to increase antibiotic use in hospitalized patients

Case Western Reserve and VA team up to tackle rising problem of antibiotic resistance

Case Western Reserve and VA team up to tackle rising problem of antibiotic resistance

Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health

Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health

Scientists managed to produce large quantities of promising natural substance

Scientists managed to produce large quantities of promising natural substance

Interventions that change the brain may promote resilience and improved mental health

Interventions that change the brain may promote resilience and improved mental health

OSU scientists develop new weapon to combat antibiotic-resistant germs

OSU scientists develop new weapon to combat antibiotic-resistant germs

Researchers unravel bacterial protein structure that could pave way for new antibiotics

Researchers unravel bacterial protein structure that could pave way for new antibiotics

Research reveals how microbial context during infectious disease can compromise antibiotic therapy

Research reveals how microbial context during infectious disease can compromise antibiotic therapy

WSU researchers develop novel technology to treat chronic wound infections

WSU researchers develop novel technology to treat chronic wound infections

Research supports re-introduction of penicillin-type antibiotics as adjunct therapeutic for MRSA infections

Research supports re-introduction of penicillin-type antibiotics as adjunct therapeutic for MRSA infections

Researchers lay foundation for improved TB treatment by targeting new enzyme

Researchers lay foundation for improved TB treatment by targeting new enzyme