News

April 1, 2019

A New Approach to Post-Surgical Treatment That Can Reduce Infections | David Greenberg | TEDxPlano

With an escalating crisis in antibiotic resistance, Dr. David Greenberg focuses on innovative ways to detect and treat drug-resistant pathogens. This includes developing pathogen-specific antibiotics as well as non-invasive strategies to deal with prosthetic-related infections. To rethink how treatment options, Dr. Greenberg went outside his field to collaborate with a physicist. Their goal was to try and create a non-surgical, non-invasive way of treating biofilm-related infections on metal implants.

Dr. David Greenberg, left, and Dr. Rajiv Chopra

August 8, 2017

Magnetic fields turn up the heat on bacterial biofilms

Dr. David Greenberg, left, and Dr. Rajiv Chopra have shown that a coil magnet wrapped around a prosthetic knee can destroy bacterial biofilm on the artificial knee.

Read their article
UT Southwestern researchers (l-r) Dr. Erdal Toprak, Dr. Seth Daly, Yusuf Talha Tamer, and Dr. David Greenberg

Sept 16, 2016

Scientists enhance ability of antibiotics to defeat resistant types of bacteria using molecules called PPMOs

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a strategy to overcome a key defense that drug-resistant bacteria use to fend off antibiotic attacks.

Read the article