Ken Becker

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BACKGROUND In the face of growing resistance in malaria parasites to drugs, pharmacological combination therapies are important. There is accumulating evidence that methylene blue (MB) is an effective drug against malaria. Here we explore the biological effects of both MB alone and in combination therapy using modeling and experimental data. RESULTS We(More)
Every one of us, I'll bet, can recall numerous encounters with Web drop-down lists that behave differently from what we expect. Sometimes they go off and act on our selections before we're ready, leaving us shrieking ("Stop, I haven't finished!"); other times we wait patiently for something to happen, not realizing we have to click a "Go" button. Arguing(More)
Tannins have received considerable attention from animal nutritionists as potential agents for modifying ruminal fermentation patterns, or for exploring new feed resources. This group of secondary plant compounds is defined by their ability to form complexes with proteins. A widely accepted method for assaying the biological activity of extracted tannins is(More)
Granulated polyamide (PA) was tested for use as an external marker to estimate faecal DM (FDM) excretion of Zebu cattle (Bos indicus). The study was conducted in Mali, using seven and eighteen animals respectively in four field trials and six indoor experiments. Cattle ate fresh or dry pasture vegetation and half the animals were additionally supplemented(More)
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