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Institute research professor to share expertise with Ellis students

Dr. Hinchcliffe to give 7th-graders presentations about science and research AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 14, 2013 — Dr. Edward “Ted” Hinchcliffe, a section leader at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will give educational and entertaining presentations throughout the day on Monday to 7th-grade students at Austin’s Ellis Middle School. As part of [...]

March 14th, 2013|

February 2013 Newsletter

INSIDE THIS ISSUE MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Support makes research progress possible In the start to 2013, The Hormel Institute has received important support from numerous individuals, families, businesses and organizations as well as from fundraisers that included many first-time events. This strong display of support for The Hormel Institute’s world-class cancer research is encouraging, [...]

February 26th, 2013|

2012 Hormel Institute Annual Report

February 2013 Dear Friends, Attached you will find the new Annual Report for The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. We trust you will enjoy this issue that summarizes our exciting research progress, collaborations built to strengthen The Hormel Institute and plans for a major expansion in 2014. If you would like a hard copy, please [...]

February 22nd, 2013|

The Hormel Institute taking internship applications until March 1

Earlier deadline this year for undergraduate college students interested in 10-week, paid opportunity Applications are due in full by March 1 for college undergraduates interested in the 10-week, paid summer internship offered by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. Items must be postmarked no later than March 1 for The Hormel Institute’s Summer Undergraduate [...]

February 18th, 2013|

‘Paint the Town Pink’ raises over $110,500 in donations

2nd annual citywide initiative supports The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research "Paint the Town Pink" funds will go 100 percent directly to supporting The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge research into ways to prevent and control breast cancer. Austin’s 2nd annual "Paint the Town Pink" has raised more than $110,500 for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned [...]

February 15th, 2013|

‘Paint the Rink Pink’ tops $100,000 over 3 years

Austin Bruins raise nearly $40,000 from this year’s game for Institute’s breast cancer research Austin Bruins owner Craig Patrick on Monday presented The Hormel Institute's Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong with a $39,819 donation from the hockey team's 3rd annual "Paint the Rink Pink" game Feb. 2. Also pictured (left to right) are The [...]

February 13th, 2013|

New events to conclude 2nd annual ‘Paint the Town Pink’

‘Pretty in Pink’ movie, polar plunge to support The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research. AUSTIN, Minn. – Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 — Two new events this weekend will conclude Austin’s 2nd annual “Paint the Town Pink” festivities to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Historic Paramount Theatre is hosting [...]

February 7th, 2013|

Free Seminar to Discuss Lowering Cancer Risk with Food, Fitness

Dr. Margot Cleary, breast cancer researcher at The Hormel Institute, to speak Wednesday Dr. Margot Cleary, one of The Hormel Institute’s section leaders focused on breast cancer research, will give a presentation Wednesday as part of a new “Staying in the Pink” health seminar. Free to the public, the “Staying in the Pink” seminar will [...]

February 5th, 2013|

Local Sixth-graders to Get Unique Tour of Institute

Science demos, high-tech cancer research part The Hormel Institute’s 4th annual Ellis Day Media are invited to follow Austin sixth-graders as they tour The Hormel Institute throughout today as part of the 4th annual Ellis Day. Hundreds of students from Austin’s Ellis Middle School will meet scientists and experience interactive – as well as messy [...]

January 30th, 2013|

‘Hoops for Hope’ makes first major PTTP donation

AHS boys basketball team, booster club raise $2,500 for Institute’s breast cancer research Austin High School’s boys basketball team and its booster club donated $2,500 today to The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research, making it the first major donation of Austin’s 2nd annual "Paint the Town Pink" initiative that officially starts Friday, [...]

January 30th, 2013|

New contest encourages all to decorate in pink

"Paint the Town Pin'’ free contest signup due Friday; décor must be ready by Feb. 1 A new "Paint the Town Pink" citywide contest is aiming to add more pink around Austin in the coming weeks, helping to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. This Friday is the signup [...]

January 18th, 2013|

Packer boys basketball to shoot ‘Hoops for Hope’

Team, parents supporting Institute’s breast cancer research Thursday with pink event AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 — As an early kickoff for the 2nd annual “Paint the Town Pink,” the Austin Packers boys basketball team and their parents will raise awareness and support Thursday evening for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. [...]

January 15th, 2013|

Institute leader awarded nearly $1.8 million in grants

Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong targeting skin, colon cancers with new funds   AUSTIN, Minn. – Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 — Nearly $1.8 million in federal grants have been approved for research led by The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong that is focused on preventing skin and colon cancers. One grant totals about [...]

January 7th, 2013|

Packer football parents donate “Pink Out Night” funds

Members of the Austin Packers football team present a check on Tuesday for $790 to The Hormel Institute's Dr. Yibin Deng, a research section leader, and Gail Dennison, Director of Development and Public Relations, outside of Hass Stadium. The team's parent booster club raised the funds for breast cancer research during an inaugural "Pink [...]

November 1st, 2012|

Packer football parents donate ‘Pink Out Night’ funds

First-time event raises $790 for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 — Austin High School’s football parents, players and others recently helped raise $790 for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. On Tuesday, members of The Hormel Institute, the Austin Packers football team and the [...]

November 1st, 2012|

Annual golf tourney supports The Hormel Institute

Deryl Arnold Memorial Golf Tournament now has donated over $10,000 since 2009 AUSTIN, Minn. – Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 — Nearly $2,400 was donated Tuesday by employees of the Hormel Foods Corporation’s Austin plant in support of The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research. Hormel Foods employees presented a check to The Hormel Institute’s Executive Director [...]

October 24th, 2012|

Packer football parents to host ‘Pink Out Night’ Friday

First-time event to support The Hormel Institute’s cutting-edge breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Pink will be sported along with the usual Austin Packers scarlet and white colors during Friday night’s football game as part of an inaugural effort to raise awareness and support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer [...]

October 11th, 2012|

Institute announces next worldwide development

Gov. Dayton, Sen. Klobuchar, Rep. Walz help greet Chinese leaders behind partnership AUSTIN, Minn. — Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 — Leaders from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, and China’s Henan Province announced a major partnership development today that will accelerate discoveries aimed for improving health worldwide. Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong of The [...]

October 11th, 2012|

Institute Receives Major Funding for Skin Cancer Study

Dr. Morris awarded 5-year federal grant totaling more than $1.7 million Dr. Rebecca Morris. AUSTIN, Minn. – Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 — A five-year federal grant totaling more than $1.7 million has been awarded for skin cancer research led by Dr. Rebecca Morris, leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer section at The [...]

August 23rd, 2012|

Institute Remembers Former Director

Dr. Ralph T. Holman well known for researching, naming omega-3, omega-6   AUSTIN, Minn. – Thursday, Aug. 16 — Dr. Ralph T. Holman, a highly distinguished scientist and former Executive Director of The Hormel Institute who named the omega-3 fatty acids, died Wednesday at age 94. Holman, who joined The Hormel Institute in [...]

August 17th, 2012|

Tolly Tourney Donates Thousands Again to Institute

2nd annual memorial golf event raises $13,500 to support cancer research in Austin More than $13,000 in donations are going toward The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned cancer research thanks to significant support from the 2nd annual Dave “Tolly” Tollefson Memorial Golf Tournament. Tollefson’s wife, family and friends on Monday presented a check for $13,500 [...]

August 14th, 2012|

The Hormel Institute again offering summer open houses

Free, monthly event starts Thursday, gives inside look at world-renowned cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – June 26, 2012 — World-renowned cancer research will be on display Thursday evening as The Hormel Institute offers its first of three scheduled open houses for the public this summer. The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic will offer an [...]

June 27th, 2012|

President of large Chinese medical college visits

Delegation from Guangdong Medical College tours The Hormel Institute in Austin AUSTIN, Minn. — Friday, June 15, 2012 — A president of a large medical college in China brought his traveling delegation Friday morning to The Hormel Institute for a tour of the state-of-the-art research facility led by Executive Director Dr. Zigang Dong. [...]

June 15th, 2012|

WALK FOR A CANCER FREE WORLD

2nd annual walk 5:30 p.m. TUESDAY, July 3 “WALK FOR A CANCER FREE WORLD” is a “for everyone” event and Uncle Sam wants YOU to show your support of research leading to a world free of cancer. Last year, the first “Walk for a Cancer Free World” drew over 250 participants. All registration money goes [...]

June 15th, 2012|

AHS club raises funds again for The Hormel Institute

Students give $2,500 from 2nd annual ‘Strides for a Cure’ to support breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, June 12, 2012 — Austin High School’s Youth Leadership Club donated $2,500 on Tuesday in support of The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research after raising money for the second-straight year through a “Strides [...]

June 13th, 2012|

President of cancer center in China visits The Hormel Institute

AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, May 31 — Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, on Thursday hosted the president of the Cancer Institute & Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CIHCAMS). Dr. Jie He, whose own research includes novel work in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, was visiting as a guest speaker [...]

June 1st, 2012|

Legislators honored for work to secure bonding for Institute

City of Austin officials now starting planning process; groundbreaking possibly late this year AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, May 15 – Local leaders today thanked their local legislators Sen. Dan Sparks and Rep. Jeanne Poppe , among other state legislators, for their successful efforts in the Legislature’s recent session to secure bonding funds to support The [...]

May 15th, 2012|

Bonding bill gives full funding request for Institute expansion

Bipartisan support leads legislators to include $13.5 million for cancer-research project AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, May 8 —State legislators on Monday approved the full $13.5 million in bonding funds requested by Austin Port Authority to help expand The Hormel Institute, allowing construction to begin within the year. Gov. Mark Dayton has indicated his support for [...]

May 8th, 2012|

AHS students offer second 5k walk/run against cancer

Event to raise money again for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Tuesday, May 1 — Austin High School students again are supporting The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research by raising money through a 5k walk/run this month. Members of the AHS Youth Leadership Club – which last year raised $2,500 [...]

May 1st, 2012|

Dong to co-lead cancer prevention session at national conference

Executive director, 20 other scientists from The Hormel Institute to present at AACR event AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 29 — Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will help lead a session focused on new approaches to cancer prevention at an upcoming national conference in Chicago. Dong will [...]

April 2nd, 2012|

Dong to co-lead cancer prevention session at national conference

Executive director, 20 other scientists from The Hormel Institute to present at AACR event AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 29 — Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, will help lead a session focused on new approaches to cancer prevention at an upcoming national conference in Chicago. Dong will [...]

April 2nd, 2012|

The Hormel Institute taking internship applications until March 31

Deadline approaching for undergraduate college students interested in 10-week, paid opportunity AUSTIN, Minn. — Monday, March 19 — Applications are due in full by the end of March for college undergraduates interested in the 10-week, paid summer internship offered by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. Items must be postmarked no later than March [...]

March 19th, 2012|

The Hormel Institute taking internship applications until March 31

  Deadline approaching for undergraduate college students interested in 10-week, paid opportunity AUSTIN, Minn. — Monday, March 19 — Applications are due in full by the end of March for college undergraduates interested in the 10-week, paid summer internship offered by The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. Items must be postmarked no later than [...]

March 19th, 2012|

Institute hosts winners of its science fair awards

Students from Austin’s public, private schools take tour of world-renowned cancer research center   AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 15 — Austin students who received a special award from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic during this year’s local science fairs got to take a tour of the world-renowned cancer research facility [...]

March 19th, 2012|

Institute hosts winners of its science fair awards

Students from Austin’s public, private schools take tour of world-renowned cancer research center AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, March 15 — Austin students who received a special award from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic during this year’s local science fairs got to take a tour of the world-renowned cancer research facility on [...]

March 19th, 2012|

Scientists from The Hormel Institute work with Ellis students

For third-straight year, Institute researchers visit Austin middle school for day-long science activities AUSTIN, Minn. — Tuesday, March 13 — Scientists from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic worked with about 600 students in 7th and 8th grades throughout the day on Tuesday, March 13, at the Ellis Middle School’s classroom science [...]

March 14th, 2012|

Scientists from The Hormel Institute to work with Ellis students

  For third-straight year, Institute researchers visit Austin middle school for day-long science activities AUSTIN, Minn. — Tuesday, March 13 — Scientists from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic worked with about 600 students in 7th and 8th grades throughout the day on Tuesday, March 13, at the Ellis Middle School’s classroom [...]

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‘Paint the Town Pink’ tops $62,500 in overall donations

Austin’s first citywide effort to decorate itself in pink has led to more than $62,500 raised for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research.

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‘Fishing for a Cure’ posts record donation, turnout

Annual ice-fishing contest in Austin raises about $12,000 for the Institute’s cancer research AUSTIN – Monday, February 13 — With about 270 people ice fishing – more than double the previous high for a turnout in its 10-year history – “Fishing for a Cure” recently netted nearly $12,000 in donations for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned [...]

February 14th, 2012|

‘Paint the Rink Pink’ donation in ’12 soars higher

Austin Bruins present more than $38,000 for The Hormel Institute’s breast cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – Friday, February 10 — More than $38,000 is going to The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research thanks to the Austin Bruins’ 2nd annual “Paint the Rink Pink” fundraiser game last weekend that drew a sellout crowd of nearly [...]

February 13th, 2012|

Institute study makes key finding in stem cell self-renewal

Cancer research by The Hormel Institute published in top scientific journal February 5, 20112 – Austin, Minn. - A University of Minnesota-led research team has proposed a mechanism for the control of whether embryonic stem cells continue to proliferate and stay stem cells, or differentiate into adult cells like brain, liver or skin. The work [...]

February 7th, 2012|

The Hormel Institute says THANK YOU !

  The Hormel Institute gives our community a huge THANK YOU for the "Paint the Rink Pink" and "Paint the Town Pink" events during February 1-5. Donations from the weekend are still pouring in. Estimates show well over $31,000 will be given to The Hormel Institute for breast cancer research from the Austin Bruins' hockey [...]

February 6th, 2012|

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|

Ellis students work with scientists from The Hormel Institute

Day-long activity Tuesday in its second year at middle school, part of Institute’s education initiative AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, Dec. 2 — Scientists from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic worked on Tuesday, Nov. 30, with students at Austin’s Ellis Middle School in their new science laboratories.     For the second-straight year, The Hormel [...]

December 2nd, 2010|

National group recognizes research by team at The Hormel Institute

Dr. Saleem’s lab section receives award for work on specific protein found in prostate cancer AUSTIN, Minn. — Thursday, Dec. 2 — A research section at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic has been recognized by a national organization for identifying the role of a protein connected with the proliferation of prostate cancer cells. [...]

December 2nd, 2010|

Open house as part of Austin’s “Christmas in the City.”

With a Christmas tree already decorated in its lobby, The Hormel Institute-University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic is getting ready for its first year of participating in Austin’s “Christmas in the City” festivities     An open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, will give people a chance to learn about The Hormel Institute’s [...]

November 24th, 2010|

The Hormel Institute hosts 2nd annual Ellis Day

Hundreds of Austin sixth-graders recently got to experience science in action and learn about today's cutting-edge cancer research. Sixth-grade students and faculty from Austin's public and private middle schools toured The Hormel Institute throughout the day Nov. 4 as part of the second annual Ellis Day. Students from Ellis Middle School arrived about every half [...]

November 10th, 2010|

Memorial golf event gives more than $3,600 to The Hormel Institute

Annual tournament generates money for cancer research, increases its donor status level  An annual golf outing in memory of a former Hormel Foods plant manager has led to more than $3,000 donated this year for cancer research at The Hormel Institute. Officials with the Deryl Arnold Memorial Golf Tournament presented a check for $3,662 to [...]

September 27th, 2010|

The Hormel Institute to honor 5th District Eagles’ fundraising success

   Appreciation event Saturday intended for club members, supporters of annual Cancer TelethonIn the past decade, the 5th District Eagles has given nearly $1.2 million to The Hormel Institute for cancer research, including a little more than $1 million since 2003.    Donated funds from the annual Eagles Cancer Telethon - hosted every January in [...]

September 8th, 2010|

The Hormel Institute study reveals capsaicin can act as cocarcinogen

  Research links chemical in widely consumed foods to skin cancer    The September cover story of the nation’s leading cancer journal, Cancer Research, features a new study from The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic, that links capsaicin, a component of chili peppers, to skin cancer.     While the molecular mechanisms of the cancer-promoting effects [...]

September 2nd, 2010|

U.S. Rep. Walz views high-tech research instruments he helped fund

Congressman has secured nearly $2 million in federal grants since '06 for The Hormel Institute The Hormel Institute honored U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Aug. 11 for being a "Hero of Cancer Research AUSTIN, Minn. - Wednesday, Aug. 11 - U.S. Rep. Tim Walz today viewed cancer-fighting tools he secured through federal funding during a [...]

August 12th, 2010|

Nearly $1.3 million in grants coming to The Hormel Institute

Funding covers five cancer-research projects underway More than $1 million in grants has been approved for five cancer research projects being conducted at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. Three grants involve studies related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The others will perform research related to pancreatic cancer, which has [...]

July 30th, 2010|

The Hormel Institute hosting summer open house Friday

University of Minnesota cancer-research facility in Austin to offer tours, demos WHO: The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. WHAT: Monthly, summer open house. WHERE: West lobby, The Hormel Institute, 801 16th Ave. N.E., Austin. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 30. PHOTO/VIDEO OPTIONS: People taking the tour or viewing demonstrations. WEBSITE: www.hi.umn.edu [...]

July 29th, 2010|

Nearly $1.3 million in grants coming to The Hormel Institute

Funding covers five cancer-research projects underway More than $1 million in grants has been approved for five cancer-research projects being conducted at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Three of the grants will involve studies related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The others will perform research related to pancreatic cancer, which [...]

July 22nd, 2010|

SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INTERNET GROUP TRANSITIONS OUT OF THE HORMEL INSTITUTE

Medical Research Center's Research Support Services department  will focus on Technology Needs for Cancer Research June 24, 2010, Austin, Minn. - After 15 years and accomplishments including being first to bring internet service to Austin residents and companies, Southern Minnesota Internet Group (SMIG) will be transitioned out of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic. [...]

June 24th, 2010|

INSTITUTE HOSTS CANCER RESEARCH EXPERT FROM LUXEMBOURG

 Research on cell death mechanisms by natural products is explored. May 7, 2010 - Austin, MN. Dr. Marc Diederich of Luxembourg's "Fondation ‘Recherche sur le Cancer et les Maladies du Sang' Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer Hôpital Kirchberg" shared his area of cancer research expertise with scientists from The Hormel Institute, University [...]

May 12th, 2010|

Walz requests $5 million for The Hormel Institute

Thursday, March 25, 2010 Austin, Minnesota -March 25, 2010 - The Hormel Institute is one of the projects on a list of funding requests Congressman Tim Walz recently submitted to the House Appropriations Committee. The 2011 appropriation request called for $5 million to The Hormel Institute for the second phase of the Institute's expansion. The [...]

May 6th, 2010|

Ice Fishing Cancer Research Fundraiser

Hormel Foods Corporation's Austin plant employees - Jim Nelson, Duane Smith and Mark Turvey -  presented Dr. Zigang Dong of The Hormel Institute with $2100 from the 2nd Annual "Fish For a Cure" ice fishing cancer research fundraiser.  The  group stated "everyone is affected by cancer and we wanted to support the research that is [...]

March 26th, 2010|

REP. WALZ SECURES FUNDING FOR CRITICAL SOUTHERN MINNESOTA PROJECTS

Says projects will create jobs, spur economic growth Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Walz voted to make targeted investments in areas that will rebuild our economy and to secure critical projects in southern Minnesota that will create jobs. "My number one priority is rebuilding our economy and creating jobs in Minnesota," said Rep. Walz. "Local [...]

December 15th, 2009|

The Hormel Institute leads successful China-US Forum on Frontiers of Cancer Research: Focus on Prevention

AUSTIN, Minn.—November 20, 2009—The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and research partner of Mayo Clinic,  today announced Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director,  reports findings from the cancer prevention conference he co-chaired in Changsha, Chinawas a great success both in the ground-breaking research shared among leading collaborators and its outstanding attendance.   Dong reports the conference [...]

November 20th, 2009|

The Hormel Institute receives nearly $.5 million to Research Skin Cancer

Grant Secured Through Federal Stimulus Package Funding AUSTIN, Minn.—October 2, 2009—The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and research partner of Mayo Clinic,  today announces Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director, was awarded $495,210 for a two-year skin cancer research project.  Skin cancer is the number one cancer in terms of incidence in the United States.   [...]

October 2nd, 2009|

New Findings Published in Cancer Prevention Research

The Way You Eat May Affect Your Risk for Breast Cancer   · Method of restricting calories is important in tumor prevention · Periods of restriction provide protection · Calorie restriction alters hormone levels, influences cancer risk PHILADELPHIA - How you eat may be just as important as how much you eat, if mice studies [...]

August 4th, 2009|

The Hormel Institute expansion hiring continues

Cancer Research Sections Have Doubled Since Project Began AUSTIN, Minn.—July 23, 2009—The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and research partner of Mayo Clinic today announces three new cancer sections have been added since the expansion was completed in 2008.  Hiring of five more faculty section leaders is underway as well as staff positions to support [...]

July 27th, 2009|

The Cellular and Molecular Biology lab of The Hormel Institute is featured on cover of Cancer Research journal this month

  The work of Dr. Yong Yeon Cho and Dr. Zigang Dong of The Hormel Institute's Cellular and Molecular Biology group was featured on the cover of Cancer Research (May 15, 2009). The work featured a natural compound known as kaempferol, which is highly abundant in green onions. This compound was found to potently suppress [...]

June 1st, 2009|

Austin Daily Herald Article – Making a Difference

The Hormel Institute is Honored for Tourism By David Richards | Austin Daily Herald Published Tuesday, May 12, 2009 In 2006, the Hormel Institute in Austin launched a $23.4 million expansion project, adding a new two-story research building for housing 20 state-of-the-art research laboratories. The official dedication and grand opening of the project was held [...]

May 13th, 2009|

THE HORMEL INSTITUTE AWARDED RESEARCH GRANT TO STUDY HERBAL COMPOUND FOR PROSTATE CANCER PREVENTION

AUSTIN, Minn., January 15, 2009 -  The Hormel Institute’s Cancer Biology Professor Dr. Junxuan Johnny  Lu will be leading a study on a five-year research project to study an Oriental herbal compound which may help prevent prostate cancer.  Prostate cancer is the second cause of cancer death to men in the United States, according to [...]

January 16th, 2009|

MINNESOTA CHAMBER GROUP TO VISIT THE HORMEL INSTITUTE

AUSTIN, Minn., January 15, 2009 -  Business leaders from across the state will visit The Hormel Institute today hosted by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.  “Leadership Minnesota”, comprised of some 35 business executives from companies across the state of Minnesota along with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, will tour The Hormel Institute as part of [...]

January 15th, 2009|

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|

THE HORMEL INSTITUTE TO RESEARCH NUTRITION

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|

CONGRESSMAN WALZ SEES IMPACT OF FEDERAL FUNDING ON HORMEL INSTITUTE

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|

Hormel Institute beefs up research

Hormel Institute beefs up research

December 6th, 2006|

Hormel Institute Expansion

Hormel Institute Expansion

November 30th, 2006|

Dong Named McKnight Professor

Dong Named McKnight Professor

August 23rd, 2006|