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Mold that led to penicillin discovery revived to fight superbugs – Livescience.com

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A sample of mold that first led to the discovery of penicillin in the 1920s has been revived. The newly awakened fungus could provide hints about how to conquer drug-resistant superbugs, CNN reported
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Dr. Alexander Fleming, a professor of bacteriology in London, accidentally discovered the antibiotic
penicillin in 1928, when some of his petri dishes became contaminated with a mold, Penicillium notatum, Live Science previously reported
. He extracted the active ingredient “penicillin” fro…

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