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The Hormel Institute – 2nd major expansion in 8 years

Institute hosts Grand Opening for 20 new labs and Live Learning Center  Cutting edge cancer research in Southern Minnesota continues to expand thanks to the newly completed expansion of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Hundreds gathered on June 1 to celebrate the two-year building project that more than doubles the size of the cancer [...]

Institute’s research in top journal Nature

Dr. Hinchcliffe leads groundbreaking cancer research study A recent research study at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is providing insight into the regulation of chromosome segregation and the mechanisms used by cells to prevent them from forming tumors. Dr. Edward “Ted” Hinchcliffe, leader of the Cellular Dynamics section, directed the research now featured in [...]

AHS Youth Leadership fundraising with 5K, 5-mile runs

Annual ‘Strides’ run/walk continues support for Institute’s breast cancer research For a sixth-straight year, the Austin High School Youth Leadership Club will raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast cancer research by coordinating its annual “Strides for a Cure” run/walk event this weekend. Registration is ongoing for the 6th annual “Strides for [...]

Live Learning Center ready to launch

Institute encourages gifts to the LLC through April 29th  The Hormel Institute is nearing completion on the new Live Learning Center and the last push for campaign contributions for the state-of-the-art communications and education center continues. The $4.5 million project has received tremendous support with donations still being accepted through next week. Less than $200,000 [...]

Institute researchers to present at upcoming conferences

The Hormel Institute will share some of its cutting-edge cancer research projects over the coming days at two major conferences that attract top researchers from around the world. Starting Saturday, the 107th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host around 19,000 cancer researchers from more than 60 countries during its [...]

$15,000 grant secured from Pink Pumpkin Patch at Farmer John’s

New PTTP fundraiser secures $15,000 for breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute A new Paint the Town Pink fundraiser is still reaping the benefits from last year’s season of planting. The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation recently announced The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota as the recipient of this year’s $15,000 grant to support breast [...]

Institute scientists make strides with prostate cancer research

Dr. Yibin Deng leads team with new work published in ‘EBioMedicine’ Findings from recent preclinical studies at The Hormel Institute may offer new therapeutic strategies for treating aggressive, lethal forms of prostate cancer. Dr. Yibin Deng, leader of the “Cell Death & Cancer Genetics” research section at The Hormel Institute, and his team were recently [...]

Paint the Town Pink’s $272,000 Fundraiser Surpasses Goal

 PINK efforts throughout region support Institute's breast cancer research Leaders and scientists with The Hormel Institute, “Paint the Town Pink” steering committee, and 2016 PTTP ambassadors unveil the 2016 “Paint the Town Pink” grand total to date of $272,000 in the Institute lobby. More than $272,000 was raised in support of cutting-edge breast [...]

Annual event raises $36,000 for Institute’s prostate cancer research

“Bowling for the Battle” reaches new record Tom Gillard of Farmers Insurance presents a $36,176 donation Wednesday for prostate cancer research to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong accepted the donation on behalf of the Institute. The donation was raised March 5 at the second “Bowling for the Battle” [...]

Deadline approaching for summer internships at Institute

SURE program offers college undergraduates 10-week, paid lab experience College students interested in research/health sciences careers are encouraged to apply for this year’s SURE internship program at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. All application materials must be postmarked no later than March 1 to be considered for The Hormel Institute’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience [...]