Addicted Utah: Drug cartels love doing business in Utah

Drug cartels know Utah is an easy place to sell cocaine, heroin, prescription pills and meth. A man accused of working for the Sinaloa Cartel provided 2News inside information into the workings of the criminal network. We agreed to conceal his identity, but visited him in a Utah jail, where …

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Role of AcrAB-TolC multidrug efflux pump in drug-resistance acquisition by plasmid transfer

Clinically relevant antimicrobial resistance is largely spread via plasmids that disperse among bacteria during conjugation. How quickly can a resistance gene be expressed after transfer? In susceptible bacterial cells, tetracycline should inhibit protein synthesis, including from the plasmid-transferred resistance gene tetA . Unexpectedly, Nolivos et al. found that TetA can …

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