David A Robinson

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Human, horizontal, smooth-pursuit eye movements were recorded by the search coil method in response to Rashbass step-ramp stimuli of 5 to 30 deg/s. Eye velocity records were analyzed by measuring features such as the time, velocity and acceleration of the point of peak acceleration, the time and velocity of the peaks and troughs of ringing and steady-state(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of hospital-acquired infections that are becoming increasingly difficult to combat because of emerging resistance to all current antibiotic classes. The evolutionary origins of MRSA are poorly understood, no rational nomenclature exists, and there is no consensus on the number of major MRSA(More)
1. The ability of the central nervous system to compensate for saccadic dysmetria was demonstrated in rhesus monkeys. The behavior of this adaptive mechanism after cerebellar ablations was examined. 2. Monkeys were trained to fixate small target lights. Eye movements were monitored while the animals were seated, with their heads fixed, in a rotating(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen and represents a growing public health burden owing to the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant clones, particularly within the hospital environment. Despite this, basic questions about the evolution and population biology of the species, particularly with regard to the extent and impact of(More)
1. The gain of the vestibuloocular reflex (slow-phase eye velocity/head velocity) was measured in 17 adult cats. 2. The gain of the reflex, in the dark, was 0.90 (+/-0.15 SD) over the frequency range 0.03-1.2 Hz. 3. In the range 0.01-0.15 Hz, the phase behaved as though the overall reflex time constant were 12 s or greater. The cupula time constant is 4 s.(More)
Eye movement were recorded from four juvenile rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) before and after the injection of neurotoxins (kainate or ibotenate) in the region of the medial vestibular and prepositus hypoglossi nuclei, an area hypothesized to be the locus of the neural integrator for horizontal eye movement commands. Eye movements were measured in the(More)
Device-associated infections involving biofilm remain a persistent clinical problem. We recently reported that four methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains formed biofilm independently of the icaADBC-encoded exopolysaccharide. Here, we report that MRSA biofilm development was promoted under mildly acidic growth conditions triggered by the(More)