Friday, August 14, 2020

Researcher on the verge of significant COVID-19 discovery shot dead

The pandemic is unveiling shocking new mysteries and data every day. This is helping us to understand the disease and fight against it. Thousands of researchers from various countries are toiling hard to find new ways to combat the virus. But what is more shocking is the death of these researchers – and one such researcher has been shot in Pennsylvania.

Bing Liu is a 37-year-old researcher at the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He was shot dead in his home where his corpse was found. Reportedly, it was said that he had gunshot injuries in the head and neck. In addition, another 46-year-old man named Hao Gu was also found dead inside his car less than a mile from the incident.

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Officials speculate that Gu could have possibly killed Liu and could have died with a self-inflicted gunshot. The police also say that they both knew each other. They also add that there is zero evidence regarding the tragic incident and speculate that the incident is apparently over an intimate partner. It is also noted that both were not U.S. citizens.

Bing Liu, on the verge of a COVID-19 discovery?

Liu hails from China and has earned his doctoral degree in Computational Science from the National University of Singapore. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University before becoming a research associate at the University of Pittsburgh. His main works focus on system biology and were noted as an excellent mentor. He was also a prolific researcher and a hard worker who co-authored more than 30 publications.

It was said that Liu was on the verge of making a significant COVID-19 discovery. This discovery was to understand the cellular mechanisms under the disease following complications. But an unfortunate incident has turned tables down. The world has just lost a COVID-19 warrior. Rest in Peace, Bing Liu.

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Source: NBC News

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