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Unlocking the Secrets of Blindness
blindnessExperts believe that “blue light’ can disrupt sleep patterns, diet, and people’s vision. Purdue assistant professor of biochemistry, Vikki Weake, led a blindness study in fruit flies. The findings of the vision loss study could prove useful in understanding human ocular diseases.

“We’ve found that blue light exposure in flies causes a particularly nasty type of cellular damage called lipid peroxidation,” Weake said. “This is a hallmark of many age-associated eye diseases, so we hope that this model might help us to study this process.”

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Purdue research uses fruit flies to study human blindness


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