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How Does Krizaj Lab Research Help Patients?

Because photoreceptors are very fragile cells and sensitive to mutations they tend to be the first cells to die in retinal degenerations, causing blindness in millions of Americans. Crucially, both perception and transmission of the light signal, as well as photoreceptor degeneration and death are controlled by the calcium ion, making an understanding of its regulation important both from basic science and clinical aspects.