Drosophila study finds blue light hazard increases with age

According to a paper published in the journal npj Aging, research on fruit flies shows that chronic daily exposure to blue light from cellphones, computers and other household devices increases the harmful effects as we age. come bigger. The study analyzed the flies’ odds of surviving in the dark, then transferred them to an environment with persistent blue light at 2, 20, 40 and 60 days of age as they got older. To study the effect of blue light on mitochondria in Drosophila cells. Corresponding author Jaga Giebultowicz pointed out that long-term exposure to blue light can damage the way cells produce energy, even those cells that are not good at light sensing. “While we don’t yet know the full impact of blue light exposure on human lifespan, the observed accelerated aging in shorter-lived model organisms should remind us that this stressor may be damaging to cells,” Giebultowicz noted. The study clarified that the damaging effects of blue light on Drosophila were age-related, and that Drosophila retinal cells, brain neurons, and motor abilities were impaired when exposed to blue light.

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