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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 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

Combination of two antibiotics found to be no better than one for treating MRSA blood infections

Combination of two antibiotics found to be no better than one for treating MRSA blood infections

Group A streptococcus strains that are less susceptible to commonly used antibiotics identified

Group A streptococcus strains that are less susceptible to commonly used antibiotics identified

The challenge of new antibiotic discovery

The challenge of new antibiotic discovery

Chinese people buying antibiotics in pharmacies even without a prescription

Chinese people buying antibiotics in pharmacies even without a prescription

A controlled phage therapy to target drug-resistant pathogens

A controlled phage therapy to target drug-resistant pathogens

Patient care could be affected as health research faces a crisis

Patient care could be affected as health research faces a crisis

Scientists modify approved cancer drug to develop new antibiotic

Scientists modify approved cancer drug to develop new antibiotic

Modifying a cancer drug has created a new agent for multi-resistant infections

Modifying a cancer drug has created a new agent for multi-resistant infections

Americans are taking fish antibiotics to save money

Americans are taking fish antibiotics to save money

Perinatal maternal antibiotic exposure may impair lung development in premature infants

Perinatal maternal antibiotic exposure may impair lung development in premature infants

Antibiotics face an existential crisis

Antibiotics face an existential crisis