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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.
Understanding root cause of 'trench foot' opens way for new treatments

Understanding root cause of 'trench foot' opens way for new treatments

Patients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study finds

Patients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study finds

Vaccine to prevent Lyme disease on the cards

Vaccine to prevent Lyme disease on the cards

New technique combines electricity and chemistry to scale up drug manufacturing

New technique combines electricity and chemistry to scale up drug manufacturing

New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated

New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated

Methicillin use not to blame for MRSA, say researchers

Methicillin use not to blame for MRSA, say researchers

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Newly discovered natural antibiotic could help fight against drug-resistant TB

Newly discovered natural antibiotic could help fight against drug-resistant TB

Synthetic biologists re-engineer yeast cells to manufacture antibiotic penicillin

Synthetic biologists re-engineer yeast cells to manufacture antibiotic penicillin

Discovery could help design better drugs to fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Discovery could help design better drugs to fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

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