• 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
Exit mobile version