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  1. 2 days ago · As Craig McLean, Professor of Evolution and Microbiology at Oxford, explained in the first keynote talk of the day, when Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, the new antibiotic was considered a “wonder drug” and many thought we could close the book on bacterial infection. Whilst Fleming had warned in his Nobel Prize acceptance ...

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    3 days ago · Alexander Fleming (1881–1955) discovered modern day penicillin in 1928, the widespread use of which proved significantly beneficial during wartime. The first sulfonamide and the first systemically active antibacterial drug, Prontosil , was developed by a research team led by Gerhard Domagk in 1932 or 1933 at the Bayer Laboratories of the IG ...

  3. 22 hours ago · Penicillin's Discovery Leads to Antibiotics. Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 when he noticed that a mold called Penicillium notatum produced a substance inhibiting bacterial ...

  4. 22 hours ago · Taking an enabling and scaling role, the first Fleming Centre will be based at St Mary’s Hospital in London, at the site of the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928. The Centre will work closely with a new regional networks of centres in strategic locations around the world to catalyse worldwide action.

  5. 2 days ago · Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928. He observed that the mold Penicillium notatum had antibacterial properties, leading to the developmen...

  6. 22 hours ago · Scientific breakthroughs can happen in the strangest ways and places. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin because of mould growing on a Petri dish left out while he was on holiday. Chinese monks in the 9th century wanted to make a potion for immortality: instead, they discovered gunpowder. Our ...

  7. 22 hours ago · From the accidental invention of penicillin by Alexander Fleming to the serendipitous creation of the microwave oven by Percy Spencer, these happy accidents have transformed the course of humanity, reminding us that even in the midst of perceived blunders, greatness can emerge.

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