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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.
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

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