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Although penicillin could be manufactured fairly easily in the laboratories at the university, many other drugs were not so simple, even with talent and ingenuity.
But the strain identified at the Orange County facility is more of a superbug, which produces enzymes that can break down a range of antibiotics in the penicillin family.
Blockbusters including penicillin and statins, which lower cholesterol, came from fungi.
Fungi are the basis for many drugs, including the antibiotic penicillin, the immunosuppressant cyclosporine and the cholesterol buster lovastatin, so Blanchette wondered if these Antarctic species might produce any useful molecules.
The tentacles of the program also wound around the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study, in which black men with the disease remained untreated even after the discovery of life-saving penicillin so scientists could track the course of the illness.
They were not offered treatment throughout the 40 years that the experiment went on, even when, 15 years later, penicillin had become the standard of care.
The drugs ranged from broad-spectrum penicillins, which increased the risk by 27 percent, to sulfa drugs, which were associated with more than double the risk.
For a heartier spin on Jewish penicillin, add egg noodles, white rice, or kreplach, dumplings made with ground beef and onion, to the chicken broth for $1.
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: a medicine that is used to kill harmful bacteria
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