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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.
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

Study provides new insight into antibiotic synthesis

Study provides new insight into antibiotic synthesis

Three studies present new information on penicillin allergy

Three studies present new information on penicillin allergy

Scientists identify a novel method for treating chronic pain

Scientists identify a novel method for treating chronic pain

Good news, bad news: lower antibiotic use, more antibiotic resistance in UK

Good news, bad news: lower antibiotic use, more antibiotic resistance in UK

Mechanism for antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas explained in new research

Mechanism for antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas explained in new research

UGA researcher working to correct penicillin allergy misconception

UGA researcher working to correct penicillin allergy misconception

Study sheds new light on mechanism behind evolution of antibiotic resistance

Study sheds new light on mechanism behind evolution of antibiotic resistance

E. coli superbug spreading by poor toilet hygiene, not through food

E. coli superbug spreading by poor toilet hygiene, not through food

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