penicillin

  • Penicillin for the heart

    New research finds that regular prophylactic penicillin shots can reduce the progression of rheum...

    A new study has found that regular, affordable antibiotic treatment significantly reduced the risk of underlying rheu...

    Medicine November 15, 2021
  • Bacteria eat antibiotics, and warn each other of threats

    Microbes with a penchant for penicillin pose a challenge for researchers.

    In the world of bacteria, joining the resistance movement, far from being subversive, is rapidly becoming the norm....

    Biology May 1, 2018
  • Editor’s Note: The end of one era and dawn of another

    Antibiotics has killed off a lot of microbes, but their antibiotic-resistant relatives thrive.

    We’re nearing the end of the antibiotic era. Ever since penicillin became widely available after 1945, people stopped...

    Biology June 26, 2017
  • A deep dive into the genomes of fungi

    Fungi that gave us penicillin may provide medical miracles.

    Penicillium chrysogenum fungus culture in a Petri dish. Credit: Geoff Tompkinson/Getty ImagesA treasure trove of me...

    Biology April 3, 2017
  • 17 molecules that changed the world

    The power of a simple molecule has never been more obvious.

    All molecules are not created equal. Some have saved billions of lives, wreaked environmental havoc or made the world...

    Chemistry December 31, 2008
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