The family of Chinese graduate student Lu Lingzi, 23, attended a memorial service at Boston University for their daughter, who was killed in the Boston Marathon attack.
Hundreds of people, including state Governor Deval Patrick, joined Lu Lingzi’s father and her aunt who had travelled from Shenyang, China, to repatriate their daughter’s remains.
The family of Chinese graduate student Lu Lingzi attended a memorial service at Boston University for their daughter
“She’s gone but our memories of her are very much alive,” said her father, Lu Jun, who spoke in his native tongue and was followed by an English interpreter.
“An ancient Chinese saying says every child is actually a little Buddha that helps their parents mature and grow up.”
Lu Lingzi was the family’s only child.
Lü Lingzi has been identified as the third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Lü Lingzi was a 23-year-old Chinese graduate student at Boston University (BU) Mathematics and Statistics, who came to the U.S. because it was her “dream to get a better education”.
The young woman has been identified by her father in China.
Lü Lingzi has been identified as the third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombings
Lü Lingzi was attending the Boston marathon with her friend Zhou Danling, a student of actuarial science at BU, who was originally said to be in a coma at Boston Medical Center but showing signs of improvement after suffering serious injuries in the blast.
The other two fatalities in the bombing have been identified as 8-year-old Martin Richard, the son of a Dorchester community activist, and 29-year-old restaurant manager Krystle Campbell.
As the latest official tally suggested, 183 people were injured and three killed in Monday’s terror attacks at the Boston Marathon.
Hundreds of people gathered to hold candlelit vigils in tribute to the victims.
Vigils were held across the city as FBI investigators admitted their range of suspects remained “wide open”.
A graduate student at Boston University has been identified as the third victim killed at the Boston Marathon.
The student’s name was not released until the family could give permission.
The victim was one of three students watching near the finish line.
Another victim of bombings, also a grad student, was injured but is listed in stable condition at Boston Medical Center.
The injured student has been identified as Zhou Danling by China’s official Xinhua News Agency which quoted an unnamed official from the Chinese consulate in New York.
The report said Zhou Danling is in coma and her mother has asked for help in getting to the US to visit her wounded daughter.
The third student in the group was miraculously unharmed.
Zhou Danling is in coma after being seriously injured in the Boston Marathon attacks
Boston University has confirmed one of its student has been hospitalized in stable condition.
Robert Hill, dean of Marsh Chapel, visited the injured student twice and said she underwent surgery on Monday and on Tuesday, according to Boston University Today.
“She is doing well,” says Robert Hill.
“She has her friends around her, and she will soon have family around her.”
Zhou Danling is reportedly a graduate of Wuhan University in central China, and currently a student at Boston University in actuarial science, according to a Xinhua report.
“She cannot talk now but can communicate with pen and paper,” the consulate said.
Boston is filled with colleges and there a handful of students among the 183 injured.
Three Tufts University students, 7 Emerson College students, 3 Northeastern University students, 2 Boston College students, and one Berklee College of Music student, according to the schools.
Boston College identified its two injured students as M.B.A. candidate Liza Cherney and joint J.D./M.B.A. student Brittany Loring, according to Boston.com.
“The two spectators were hospitalized with injuries resulting from the explosions near the Marathon finish line,” the school said.
Researchers at Boston University have found that two cups of tea a day may help boost a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant.
The study found that women were 27% more likely to become pregnant if they regularly drank tea compared with those who did not.
However, the same research found consuming two cola-style fizzy drinks daily seems to reduce a woman’s prospects of conceiving – and it makes no difference if the cola is a diet or sugary version.
Women who drank these soft drinks at least twice a day reduced their chances of becoming pregnant by 20%.
There was no effect on the chances of pregnancy for women who preferred to drink coffee.
The findings were based on a group of 3,600 women who were actively trying to have a baby.
The study’s author, Professor Elizabeth Hatch, wanted to determine if caffeine intake had any effect on women trying for a baby. While there have been other studies on the subject, their results have not been conclusive.
They have also used methods which are thought to be unreliable, based on interviews with pregnant women who were asked to remember the amounts of tea, coffee and soft drinks they consumed before they conceived.
Instead, Prof. Elizabeth Hatch monitored each of the volunteers for a year.
Danish women were chosen for the research because every Danish citizen is given a civil registration number at birth, allowing health officials to recruit and then screen individuals through the internet.
The women, with an average age of 28, formed the largest group ever studied to evaluate a link between caffeine consumption and pregnancy.
Researchers at Boston University have found that two cups of tea a day may help boost a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant
Prof. Elizabeth Hatch said: “We found that women who drank tea two or three times a day did have a 27% increased chance of becoming pregnant. We don’t know how they took the tea or if they added milk or lemon, but they had this increased chance of getting pregnant over women who did not drink tea at all.
“It may be linked to caffeine but clearly there may be other factors linked with the women’s lifestyle or there may be beneficial properties in tea itself.
“I think drinking two or three cups of tea a day for anyone wishing to get pregnant will be fine. I would love to say tea is a miracle cure to get pregnant but that is not realistic. There may be other factors. The tea drinkers tended to be older women and there may be something else in their diet or lifestyle that helped.”
Green tea has previously been linked with increasing women’s chances of becoming pregnant.
However, in this study women were asked to record their consumption of green or herbal tea in the same section and no link with increased chance of pregnancy was found.
Further research will seek to identify whether drinking green tea helps women became pregnant.
Follow-up work will establish more about the health and size of the babies born to the tea-drinking mums and if the women endured shorter or longer pregnancies or suffered miscarriages.