August 12, 2014

Mouth Bacteria Can Change Its Diet, Supercomputers Reveal

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, Crohn's disease

Bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you're diseased, according to research using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Scientists say these surprising findings might lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis, diabetes, and Crohn's disease.