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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.
Syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found to be greater than general population

Syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found to be greater than general population

Congenital syphilis continues to rise at an alarming rate

Congenital syphilis continues to rise at an alarming rate

Common gout medications can kill elephantiasis-causing parasites

Common gout medications can kill elephantiasis-causing parasites

Scientists develop skin patch than may protect against antibiotic resistant superbugs

Scientists develop skin patch than may protect against antibiotic resistant superbugs

Tiny biosensor allows accurate and real-time detection of patient’s antibiotic levels

Tiny biosensor allows accurate and real-time detection of patient’s antibiotic levels

Mechanisms behind antibiotic resistance captured on video for the first time

Mechanisms behind antibiotic resistance captured on video for the first time

Scientists identify cause of antibiotic resistance

Scientists identify cause of antibiotic resistance

Scientists develop new method to test for drug-resistant infections

Scientists develop new method to test for drug-resistant infections

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Northern Antibiotics working on a new molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Northern Antibiotics working on a new molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

Understanding creation of antibiotic scaffolds could drive new class of antibiotics

Understanding creation of antibiotic scaffolds could drive new class of antibiotics

London's canals and ponds contain high levels of antibiotic-resistant genes

London's canals and ponds contain high levels of antibiotic-resistant genes

Antibiotic combination effective against drug-resistant Pseudomonas

Antibiotic combination effective against drug-resistant Pseudomonas

Flying insects in hospitals harbor pathogenic bacteria

Flying insects in hospitals harbor pathogenic bacteria

Highlights and key takeaways from the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM)

Highlights and key takeaways from the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM)

Warning issued by FDA after patient dies following fecal transplant

Warning issued by FDA after patient dies following fecal transplant

More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease

More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease

Electronic consultations in allergy and immunology may reduce need for specialist visits

Electronic consultations in allergy and immunology may reduce need for specialist visits

A million a day: STIs are a worldwide epidemic, declares WHO

A million a day: STIs are a worldwide epidemic, declares WHO