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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.
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

New research uncovers how superbug evades the immune system to cause infection

New research uncovers how superbug evades the immune system to cause infection

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

Study identifies how enterococci bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections

Study identifies how enterococci bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections

Could garlic oil represent an alternative to antibiotics in the food industry?

Could garlic oil represent an alternative to antibiotics in the food industry?

Scientists create novel tool to advance search for antibacterial drugs

Scientists create novel tool to advance search for antibacterial drugs

European researchers develop biophotonic system to detect antibiotic allergies

European researchers develop biophotonic system to detect antibiotic allergies

Five facts to know about penicillin allergy

Five facts to know about penicillin allergy

Paying more attention to antibiotic dosing could improve clinical outcomes for CF patients

Paying more attention to antibiotic dosing could improve clinical outcomes for CF patients

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