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Disability Accommodation?

Conducting research on diseases common in humans and animals alike allows Cornell immunologist Avery August to make discoveries otherwise impossible. Mice, for example, no longer develop asthma when a particular enzyme is targeted. This novel research begs the question: can scientists create new medicines that are similarly effective in humans?

Avery is professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine.