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Blue Light from LEDs Can Rot the Brains of Fruit Flies Study

#1  Postby aufbahrung » Oct 17, 2019 8:16 pm

https://gizmodo.com/blue-light-from-led ... 1839135165

Blue Light from LEDs Can Rot the Brains of Fruit Flies, Study Finds

Ed Cara

The blue light that emanates from every smartphone and fluorescent bulb isn’t thought to be great for our health, particularly the health of our eyes. But a new study in fruit flies suggests that blue light can even be harmful to brains and speed up aging—again, in fruit flies. There’s a very long way to go before we could assume the same is true for people.

Researchers at Oregon State University kept some adult flies in a cycle of 12 hours straight of blue light exposure, then darkness for the next 12 hours. These flies were compared to control groups of flies that either got total darkness for the entire day or were bathed in light that had the blue wavelengths blocked.

The common fruit fly only lives a few months in the best of conditions. But those that had gotten the blue light special had much shorter lives than either control group, living only half as long. They also showed signs of damage to their retina and brain, and they couldn’t climb as well. Going one step further, the researchers did the same experiment with flies genetically engineered to be missing their eyes completely. Once again, the flies were bad at climbing and died early, and they had clear signs of brain degeneration.

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