Have you ever thought about what it would take to eliminate one of the most dreaded illnesses of the year? At Mississippi State University we’re dreaming big. Fast on the heels of scientific discoveries that will lead to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of flu and other illnesses. For researchers, the biggest challenge is keeping pace with viruses that are constantly evolving to become more contagious. But at Mississippi State we have the upper hand. Our scientists are working with teams around the world to predict when and where new viruses will emerge, combining forces to create flu vaccines before epidemics actually hit. That’s because as a premier research university, we believe it is our responsibility to help improve the lives of those around us. We’re working hard to help create a world where the flu is something children will one day read about in history books.