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Michigan State University Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways. Together we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better. 

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

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For more than half a century, Michigan State University has been a key player in bringing new blueberry varieties to the table. Since the early 1900s, blueberries have been commercially grown in Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas, and today the tiny berries are big business. In 2011, the Michigan blueberry industry spanned 18,000 acres and yielded 72 million pounds of fruit valued at more than $118 million.
Recent research from the Michigan State University-DOE Plant Research Laboratory shows the connection between two plant defense systems and plant growth and photosynthesis, or how plants convert sunlight to energy. 
New research into a genetic mutation’s role in breast cancer could open new treatment options for lung cancer, an even more deadly disease, according to a Michigan State University scientist.
MSU scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around 11 percent of the world?s population.
Michigan State University scientists will use the latest CRISPR technology to study two extremely rare genetic mutations that leave children severely disabled with seizures and involuntary movements.
Michigan State University scientists have released a new genetic engineering toolkit for the algal species Nannochloropsis oceanica. It is of interest for the production of biofuels and other oil-based chemicals.

Declines in bee populations around the world have been widely reported over the past several decades.

A new Michigan State University study now shows that about one-third of those users become dependent on the drug within one to 12 months, indicating that prior estimates of 20 to 25 percent have been too low.
Michigan State University researcher Cheryl Anderson has found a better way for veteran surgeons to provide feedback to their aspiring surgeon counterparts during their residencies.
Some of the nation’s foremost biometrics researchers at Michigan State University are leading exploration into applications that could make lives better by detecting health issues, preventing identity theft and enhancing security.