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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.
Kansas geologist reveals startling global spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes

Kansas geologist reveals startling global spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes

New approach helps clinicians to decide most effective antibiotic treatment courses

New approach helps clinicians to decide most effective antibiotic treatment courses

New bacteria discovered in the blood of human patients

New bacteria discovered in the blood of human patients

Super bugs “supercharging” on the International Space Station

Super bugs “supercharging” on the International Space Station

New method for making mirrored forms of molecules

New method for making mirrored forms of molecules

Influenza virus can evolve resistance to experimental antiviral drug

Influenza virus can evolve resistance to experimental antiviral drug

Mice study shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis

Mice study shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis

ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture sends out message on shortage of funds for antibiotic research

ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture sends out message on shortage of funds for antibiotic research

Simple, inexpensive test quickly detects antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Simple, inexpensive test quickly detects antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

New search technique efficiently identifies antibiotic compounds

New search technique efficiently identifies antibiotic compounds

New born syphilis on the rise sparking concerns

New born syphilis on the rise sparking concerns

UTILITY receives FDA approval for Investigational New Drug applications

UTILITY receives FDA approval for Investigational New Drug applications

New Euro-GASP program monitors continued effectiveness of treatment regimen for gonorrhea

New Euro-GASP program monitors continued effectiveness of treatment regimen for gonorrhea

Sensitive, rapid slide agglutination assay to detect penicillin binding protein 2' in MRSA

Sensitive, rapid slide agglutination assay to detect penicillin binding protein 2' in MRSA

Finding the light in antimicrobials

Finding the light in antimicrobials

Study provides clues to how cancer cells develop resistance to chemotherapies

Study provides clues to how cancer cells develop resistance to chemotherapies

Coating medical devices with essential oils to prevent bacterial infections

Coating medical devices with essential oils to prevent bacterial infections

Drug-resistant staph infections found to be deadly, but less costly

Drug-resistant staph infections found to be deadly, but less costly

Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Industry

Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Industry

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could help clear antibiotic contamination

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could help clear antibiotic contamination