Daily blue-light exposure shortens lifespan and causes brain neurodegeneration in Drosophila

Daily blue-light exposure shortens lifespan and causes brain neurodegeneration in Drosophila
AJ- PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) today unveiled a new scientific research study that shows a dramatically shorter lifetime and severe neurological damage — and no need for remedial measures — of blue-light exposure at the hands of our cousins to the tanning bed: the Drosophila melanogaster.

The study — “Bright Light on a Drosophila Sleeping Environment: Optimal Sleep duration leads to reduced brain activity, erratic language, trouble concentrating and involuntary muscles linked to Alzheimer’s” — tells a new story about the destructive effects of blue light. The findings show that blue light exposure in the evening can dim whole-body light signals and affect those who “sleep.”
A previous experiment in Finland showed that when a blue light is turned off — after an hour of uninterrupted sleep — neurons in the brain are turned off in more detail than when that light is turned on. And what is probably a signal that in humans, the cumulative blue light exposure led to low-grade dysfunction of the brain: decrease in the length of time of exposure to blue light.
PETA’s “sun-ready” research published in the journal “Erotic Brain” offers the proof that blue light is poison to all of us, and that consciousness is a mere matter of time.
Drosophila brain cells are what make our brains explode with color, flavour, energy, and intelligence when they work out the rhythms of our neurotransmitters and how we learn to function. Until now, scientists haven’t studied how we specifically dampen neurotransmitters in our brain, so we can’t understand how the effects of blue light on the frontal cortex affect the amount of action we do in our sleeping environment.
“As human memory ages and our brains lose the cells that let us track emotion, the same phenomenon begins in the brain of a sleeping, unmotivated Drosophila — and that means a totally different brain development,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “A combination of blue light exposure and lack of mental clarity can make the Drosophila immune to day-to-day stresses — and an otherwise sleep-sound Drosophila could die within minutes.”
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