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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.
Study links COVID-19 to multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

Study links COVID-19 to multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

Scientists identify genetic risk factors underlying penicillin allergy

Scientists identify genetic risk factors underlying penicillin allergy

New approach involves "antivitamins" to develop new classes of antibiotics

New approach involves "antivitamins" to develop new classes of antibiotics

Rice engineers use gene editing to facilitate drug discovery based on natural fungus

Rice engineers use gene editing to facilitate drug discovery based on natural fungus

Meningitis case at Children's National Hospital raises concerns about antibiotic resistance

Meningitis case at Children's National Hospital raises concerns about antibiotic resistance

Exercise equipment in communal gyms have high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Exercise equipment in communal gyms have high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Scientists identify compounds that block replication of COVID-19 virus

Scientists identify compounds that block replication of COVID-19 virus

Alternative antibiotics for unverified penicillin allergies likely unnecessary

Alternative antibiotics for unverified penicillin allergies likely unnecessary

Temple researchers receive $1.77M grant to explore therapy for cocaine addiction

Temple researchers receive $1.77M grant to explore therapy for cocaine addiction

Efforts to curb congenital syphilis falter in COVID’s shadow

Efforts to curb congenital syphilis falter in COVID’s shadow

WHO's new data reveals high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide

WHO's new data reveals high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide

Understanding mechanism behind antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea sets stage for new treatments

Understanding mechanism behind antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea sets stage for new treatments

Drug counterfeiters are using corona pandemic to make profits in Africa

Drug counterfeiters are using corona pandemic to make profits in Africa

Syphilis bacterium likely uses a single gene to evade immune attack

Syphilis bacterium likely uses a single gene to evade immune attack

Study shows way to safely remove low-risk penicillin allergy labels in ICU patients

Study shows way to safely remove low-risk penicillin allergy labels in ICU patients

Cannabidiol helps fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Cannabidiol helps fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Trusting injection drug users with IV antibiotics at home: It can work

Trusting injection drug users with IV antibiotics at home: It can work

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Newly discovered antibiotics kill bacteria differently

Newly discovered antibiotics kill bacteria differently

Researchers discover antibiotics with unique approach to attacking bacteria

Researchers discover antibiotics with unique approach to attacking bacteria