Thinking he had found an enzyme more powerful than lysozyme, Fleming decided to investigate further. What he found out, though, was that it was not an enzyme at all, but an antibiotic -- one of the first antibiotics to be discovered. Further development of the substance was not a one-man operation, as his previous efforts had been, so Fleming recruited two young researchers. The three men unfortunately failed to stabilize and purify penicillin, but Fleming pointed out that penicillin had clinical potential, both in topical and injectable forms, if it could be developed properly.
College Soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy is presented annually to the top male and female collegiate soccer players in the country. Some of the biggest names in American soccer history have won the award prior to going on to international
stardom – including Michelle Akers, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Claudio Reyna, Alexi Lalas and Tony Meola.
The selection of the MAC Hermann Trophy award culminates at the annual awards banquet. The six finalists (three men and three women) plus their coaches and families gather in St. Louis for the press conference where the winners are announced. The announcement is followed by an awards banquet, featuring a high profile speaker from the world of sports.
It was a discovery that would change the course of history. The active ingredient in that mould, which Fleming named penicillin, turned out to be an infection-fighting agent of enormous potency. When it was finally recognized for what it was, the most efficacious life-saving drug in the world, penicillin would alter forever the treatment of bacterial infections. By the middle of the century, Fleming's discovery had spawned a huge pharmaceutical industry , churning out synthetic penicillins that would conquer some of mankind's most ancient scourges, including syphilis , gangrene and tuberculosis .