Yearly Archives: 2008


Anticarcinogenic Mechanisms of Tea Constituents

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in today's world. An effective way to prevent cancer is to decrease exposure to cancer risk factors, increase the intake of anticancer agents, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Various dietary factors, including many isolated from green tea, black tea, broccoli, ginger root, grapes, and other fruits [...]

October 9th, 2008|

The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic and The Hormel Foundation Dedicate New Research Building and Celebrate Expansion Project Grand Opening

Minnesota leaders will gather to applaud the research center’s major expansion   AUSTIN, Minn. Oct. 3, 2008 – The official dedication and grand opening of The Hormel Institute Expansion Project will be celebrated today in Austin, Minn., with 400 supporters in attendance.  Leaders throughout the state will be present for The Hormel Institute Dedication, including [...]

October 3rd, 2008|


Research will focus calorie restriction  and consumption of EPA found in fish AUSTIN, MN (September 5 , 2008) – Cancer researcher Michael Grossmann, Ph.D., with The  Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, has received a $448,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.  Grossmann will use the grant to continue his research [...]

September 5th, 2008|

Mayo Clinic Gives $5 Million Donation to The Hormel Institute

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic has announced a five-year, $5 million donation to The Hormel Foundation for The Hormel Institute Medical Research Center. The funds will help equip laboratories in the institute’s new research facility and provide program support to researchers from The Hormel Institute, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Established in 1942, [...]

September 4th, 2008|

IBM – The Hormel Institute – University of Minnesota Supercomputer Institute Join forces

IBM and its Blue Gene/L – the world’s fastest computer – joined forces with The Hormel Institute and the University of Minnesota Supercomputer Institute to accelerate cancer research discoveries. More Info

July 8th, 2008|


Walz praises progress; requests additional funds this year (Austin, MN) – Today, Congressman Walz toured the Hormel Institute and saw first-hand the Institute’s expansion progress, which was partially funded by the $425,000 Walz secured for the Institute in 2007. Walz and Hormel officials also discussed the federal funding request that Walz submitted earlier this year [...]

May 29th, 2008|

Growing Biobusiness is Key to Economic Development

Today over 120 local community and business leaders learned some basic facts about what it will take to grow biobusiness at the “Growing Bio in southern Minnesota” Conference in Austin, MN. Hosted by Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and local sponsors, the conference featured nationally renowned business expert Mark Drabenstott from the RUPRI Center for [...]

May 22nd, 2008|

Researchers pinpoint first step in sun-induced skin cancer

  Goal is to block cancers before they start Researchers led by Zigang Dong, director of the U's Hormel Institute, have found what may be the first step in the development of skin cancer. By Deane Morrison May 20, 2008 University researchers have pinpointed what may be the earliest event in the development of sun-induced [...]

May 20th, 2008|

The Hormel Institute to hire scientist supported by Karl Potach Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Leaders of The Hormel Institute and the Karl Potach Memorial Golf Tournament fundraiser today announced their collaborative plans to hire a scientist who will focus exclusively on Wilms Tumor, the cancer that took the life of 4-year-old Karl Potach of Austin in 1997. The research position will be jointly funded by proceeds from the“Karl Tourney”annual [...]

May 14th, 2008|

About The Hormel Institute

The Hormel Institute was established in 1942 by Jay C. Hormel and is a research research unit of the University of Minnesota and collaborative research partner with Mayo Clinic. The Hormel Institute conducts research and provides education in the biological sciences with applications in medicine and agriculture. Its current focus is on cancer prevention and [...]

May 13th, 2008|

U of M researcher discovers the starting point of sun-induced skin cancer

 EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. CT THURSDAY, MAY 15 ~ According to a new study from the University of Minnesota, the earliest event in the development of sun-induced skin cancer may have been identified. The researchers found that the point of entry for skin cancer in response to sun exposure is in receptor molecules, molecular “hooks” [...]

May 1st, 2008|