Yearly Archives: 2011

/2011

Institute Director Receives Top Award

South Korea selects Dr. Zigang Dong for 2011 Ohdang Award AUSTIN, Minn. – Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 — One of the scientific community’s more prestigious awards was given to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director, Dr. Zigang Dong.  The Ohdang Award, sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea and Professor Sangsup Lee, is given annually for [...]

December 5th, 2011|

Bioscience Triad strengthened through new collaboration

University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, The Hormel Foundation sign Institute agreement   *(Left to right) Dr. Zigang Dong, executive director of The Hormel Institute; Richard L. Knowlton, chairman of The Hormel Foundation; President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota; and Dr. Glenn Forbes of Mayo Clinic took part in a major collaborative agreement signing [...]

October 6th, 2011|

AgStar commits $30,000 to The Hormel Institute

    Partnership creates new annual gift plan to benefit Institute’s world-renowned cancer research      In its ongoing efforts to improve the future for rural communities, the AgStar Fund for Rural America has committed $30,000 overall for the next three years to supporting The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research.   This annual giving plan – [...]

October 6th, 2011|

Golf tourney donates again to The Hormel Institute

Deryl Arnold Memorial Golf Tournament gives more than $3,000 for cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 — Employees from the Hormel Foods Corporation’s Austin plant donated more than $3,000 on Friday, Sept. 23, to The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research. Hormel Foods workers who participated in the annual Deryl Arnold Memorial Golf [...]

September 29th, 2011|

Institute Gets 5-year Grant to Study Breast Cancer

Dr. Cleary awarded $1.5 million to research diabetes drug’s potential anti-cancer effects More than $1.5 million for breast cancer research has been awarded to Dr. Margot Cleary, leader of the Nutrition and Metabolism section at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic. Funded through 2016, the federal grant will support research to determine [...]

September 8th, 2011|

Bicyclists raising money for The Hormel Institute’s cancer research

Austin’s Coast to Coasters to ride nearly 3,500 miles from Oregon to Massachusetts (Left to right) Dr. Dick Schindler; Julie Thomsen (support driver); Jerry Ulwelling; Roe Erlandson; Terry Fox; and Dave Thomsen prepare to depart July 29 from The Hormel Institute. Austin Daily Herald photo Five men – four from Austin and a former long-time [...]

August 3rd, 2011|

Agent shows potential to treat prostate cancer

Researchers suggest lupeol – found in fruits, vegetables – good candidate for clinical testing Lupeol, a chemical constituent found in fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants, shows strong potential for being tested in clinical trials to treat prostate cancer, according to a study led by researchers at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic.             Dr. [...]

July 26th, 2011|

Walk for a Cancer Free World – part of Freedom Fest

The Hormel Institute offers event to raise awareness about its world-renowned cancer research [ Download Registration Form ] People of all ages will be walking together next weekend from The Hormel Institute to Austin’s Bandshell Park as part of the first “Walk for a Cancer Free World.” As a new event with the annual Freedom [...]

June 24th, 2011|

Institute gets Grant for Computational Cancer Research

Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong awarded contract to study chemopreventive agents A nearly $500,000 grant has been awarded to Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, to use computer simulations in studying compounds that show potential for preventing cancer. Awarded this spring, the subcontract for $499,668 runs through June [...]

June 20th, 2011|

AHS club raises $2,500 for The Hormel Institute

High-school students donate money for breast cancer research from first 5k run/walk Austin High School students have donated $2,500 to The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research after raising money by organizing a 5k run/walk charity event in May. Members of Austin High’s Youth Leadership Club, a group dedicated to community-wide service work, approached their [...]

June 2nd, 2011|

New research grant focused on breast cancer

Dr. Liao’s section to create world’s first list of breast cancer specific Fusion RNAs A $571,875 grant to study breast cancer has been awarded to Dr. Joshua Liao, leader of the Translational Cancer Research section at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic. Funded through April 2013, the two-year grant from the U.S. [...]

June 2nd, 2011|

AHS students plan 5k walk/run to fight cancer

AUSTIN, Minn. – Wednesday, May 4 — Austin High School students prove philanthropy can begin early with their 5k walk/run this month at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. The proceeds raised will support The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Members of Austin High’s Youth Leadership Club selected The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo [...]

May 4th, 2011|

U.S. Sen. Franken tours The Hormel Institute

Senator makes his first visit to one of Minnesota’s top cancer research facilities U.S. Sen. Al Franken got a firsthand look Wednesday at the cutting-edge cancer research performed at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, during his first visit to the medical research facility. Leaders from the Austin community – including representatives from the [...]

April 29th, 2011|

MPRnews: Minnesota Public Radio features The Hormel Institute with “Sounds of Science”

Minnesota Public Radio's "Minnesota Sounds" series recently featured the world-renowned cancer research of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo, in a segment titled, "Austin: Sounds of Science." It focuses on Dr. Rebecca Morris, a professor who leads the Stem Cells and Cancer research section at The Hormel Institute, and the numerous scientific sounds that can [...]

April 14th, 2011|

Scientists from The Hormel Institute to present at national conference

Local researchers to discuss their cutting-edge work at American Association of Cancer Research Several scientists from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will present their cutting-edge work at the upcoming American Association of Cancer Research conference. The 102nd AACR annual meeting, running from Saturday to Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., showcases the best and latest [...]

April 6th, 2011|

Fishing for a Cure

Leaders of the annual "Fishing for a Cure" ice-fishing fundraiser -- Jim Nelson, Duane Smith and Mark Turvey -- presented Dr. Joshua Liao, one of the section leaders at The Hormel Institute, with a check for $3,101 to go 100 percent directly toward cancer research. In the past three years, "Fishing for a Cure" has [...]

March 31st, 2011|

The Hormel Institute awarded $425,000 cancer research grant

A $425,000 federal grant is coming to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, to support research into the effectiveness of potential agents for preventing certain types of cancer. The National Cancer Institute, part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health, approved the eight-month grant this week for The Hormel Institute’s Associate Director, Dr. [...]

March 1st, 2011|

Hormel Institute researchers show plants may help prevent cancer

Researchers are studying plant chemicals that can be used to target specific molecular targets AUSTIN, Minn. – (Tuesday, Feb. 21) –   University of Minnesota Hormel Institute researchers believe plant-based food could be used as an effective intervention therapy for cancer prevention, especially for those at high risk of developing the disease. The findings – a [...]

February 23rd, 2011|

Austin Bruins first annual event raises $22,370 for The Hormel Institute

Every dollar donated from ‘Paint the Rink Pink’ will go directly into breast cancer research Austin Bruins owner Craig Patrick on Feb. 8 announced that $22,370 will be coming to The Hormel Institute for its breast cancer research and that “Paint the Rink Pink” will become an annual event. Dr. Zigang Dong, executive director of [...]

February 23rd, 2011|

Paint the Rink Pink

   In support of The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned research, the Austin Bruins will wear PINK to battle cancer… “Paint the Rink Pink” Saturday, February 5th 7:00 pm Riverside Arena, Austin PINK custom hockey jerseys will be worn (AND AUCTIONED OFF!) by the Austin Bruins during their hockey game against the Coulee Region Chill – and [...]

January 20th, 2011|