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  • Animated human lungs over black background

    Medical robot steers needle through living lung

    Using robotics and AI, a Carolina team developed an autonomous tool that performs with “unprecedented accuracy and safety.”

  • Exterior view of Michael Hooker Research Center on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Gillings hosts new CDC outbreak forecasting center

    Working with 13 funded partners, Carolina will coordinate the creation of more effective responses to public health emergencies.

  • Chad Pecot sits near a lab bench.

    RNA discoveries drive oncologist’s next chapter

    Chad Pecot specializes in caring for patients with lung cancer and conducts research into how various types of RNAs promote the spread of cancer. His lab at UNC Lineberger also studies how RNA can be engineered into cancer therapies. His focus on RNA has led to an appointment as the director of the newly established UNC RNA Discovery Center, an inclusive community of scientists dedicated to investigating all aspects of RNA biology.