Fruit fly eyes helpful in understanding human blindness

Scientists have long understood that blue light will make fruit flies go blind but had been unable to determine why. A recent Purdue University study revealed how blue light kills cells in the eyes of the fruit fly and opens up the possibility of further understanding human eye diseases such as macular degeneration. Researchers compared […]

New Discovery! Key Cause of Macular Degeneration

The University of Virginia School of Medicine just published a finding of a key causative component of macular degeneration. Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, vice chairman for research of UVA’s Department of Ophthalmology and Nagaraj Kerur, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, and their laboratories have determined that an enzyme called cGAS triggers extreme inflammation that […]