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BU’s research in developing countries

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Protecting native fish species

Learn about the Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability’s research into the effect of invasive species on ecosystems, native species and economies in the UK and beyond.
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Mothers, midwives and post-natal ‘blood’ loss

Research undertaken by former BU staff explores the prevention and early detection of secondary post-partum haemorrhage, which can result in chronic ill health and even the need for emergency medical care.

The use and abuse of tear gas

Learn about Dr Anna Feigenbaum's latest research on the use, and abuse, of tear gas around the world, particularly to pacify civilian protests.