A team of researchers at the Institut de Researches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) led by Michel Cayouette, PhD discovered that a protein found in the retina of the eye plays an essential role in the function and survival of light-sensing cells that are required for vision. These findings could have a significant impact on the understanding of retinal degenerative diseases that cause blindness. The study was published in Octoner 2014 in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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