Ritalin drug is named after chemist Leandro Panizzon wife

Ritalin drug is named after chemist Leandro Panizzon wife

In 1944, chemist Leandro Panizzon synthesized a new drug, Methylphenidate. His wife, nicknamed Rita, had low blood pressure and would take the drug as a stimulant before playing tennis, so he named it after her – “Ritalin” Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a psychostimulant drug approved for treatment of ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia […]

Fish can't see red light and loosejaws fishes use this fact to hunt

Fish can’t see red light and some species use this fact to hunt

There’s a deep sea species that takes advantage of the fact that fish can’t see red light, and illuminates its prey with a beam of red bioluminescence so it can hunt with an effectively invisible beam of light   The stoplight loosejaws are small, deep-sea dragonfishes of the genus Malacosteus, classified either within the subfamily Malacosteinae of […]