- A smart Nigerian scientist named Dr Ugochukwu Anieto has discovered a new antibiotic drug used to treat drug-resistant infections
- A document sighted online indicates that the drug is named after Dr Aniteto's family, hence it is called 'Anietocin'
- His novel discovery has been applauded by Nigerians who have expressed how proud they are of him for his smartness and prowess
A talented Nigerian scientist, Dr Ugochukwu Anieto, has made a new foray into the area of drug invention as he has discovered a novel antibiotic.
Dr Anieto is an instructional assistant at the College of Science and Higher Education, McAllen, Texas A&M University.
The new drug is called 'Anietocin' which is named after his Nigerian family roots.
Drug used to treat drug-resistant infections
According to a document sighted online, Anietocin is used to treat drug-resistant infections. The document also states that the new invention is currently undergoing laboratory trials.
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Also, it confirmed that preparations are in top gear to get the drug patented in the United States.
A relative to Dr. Anieto named Ozii Baba Anieto shared a tweet to celebrate the feat. He wrote:
"My cousin, Dr. Ugo Anieto discovered an antibiotic for drug-resistant infections. He named it ANIETOCIN - after my family name. Dr. Ugo is a scientist in Texas, USA."
See his tweet below:
Twitter users react to Anieto's achievement
"What a beautiful flex! Celebrating Excellence. Congratulations to him."
"Anietocin! I love the sound of that. Congratulations to Dr Anieto. LIfe e kwulu ka a na eme."
"God news. Happy for Dr.Ugo & his team. However, it is still a very long road to having the drugs pass through bench work, and into trials (phase 1 to 4), where it will be screened for so many other properties including safety, real world efficacy and more. Hope it goes well."
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In a related story, Legit.ng had reported that a talented Nigerian artist, Ayogu Kingsley produced a stunning artwork of Fela Kuti and Thomas Sankara.
The artwork, according to him is to celebrate the friendship between the two icons.
His work was well-received among Nigerian art lovers who described him in several beautiful words.