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Exploring a mystery of evolution

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A TEAM of researchers with expertise in anatomy, development, mechanics, evolution and palaeontology has spent the past three years piecing together the developmental, ecological and biomechanical influences that have shaped the evolution of the cat musculoskeletal system. An event at the Royal Veterinary College's (RVC's) Camden campus last week helped to showcase some of their findings, when members of the team, called ‘Team Cat’, carried out a postmortem examination of a cheetah in front …

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