short-wavelength light

short-wavelength light

violet and ultraviolet parts of light spectrum
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1) In general, carotenoids protect organisms from damage by acting as antioxidants and filtering damaging short-wavelength light.
Some epidemiological studies have suggested that short-wavelength light exposure is a predisposing cause for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (Wu et al.
Exposure to light at night, especially short-wavelength light, can slow or even cease nocturnal melatonin production.
The present results are the first to show that low levels of short-wavelength light enhance CAR in adolescents who were restricted from sleep," Figueiro said.
Their transparent lenses let more short-wavelength light reach the retina.
In nighttime conditions, the human eye is more sensitive to short-wavelength light, which produces 'cool' tones like blue or green, as opposed to long-wavelength light, which produces 'warm' tones like yellow and red," explains LRC director of energy programs Peter Morante.
The antioxidant capabilities of these xanthophylls combined with their ability to trap short-wavelength light may serve to protect the outer retina, retinal pigment epithelium, and choriocapillaris from oxidative damage.
Defining the smallest components requires short-wavelength light.
Reaching very small dimensions requires using very short-wavelength light.
To date, the bulk of basic research has been carried out in animal models and has typically employed methods of shining high intensity, short-wavelength light on animal eyes or cell cultures in the lab.
Short-wavelength light maximally has been shown to suppress production of nocturnal melatonin and phase shift the timing of the biological clock.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland at night and under conditions of darkness and exposure to light at night, especially short-wavelength light, can slow or even cease melatonin production, interrupting sleep.