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The Hormel Institute Publishes COVID-19 Research to Aid Virus Control

The Hormel Institute Publishes COVID-19 Research to Aid Virus Control Dr. Bin Liu used Cryo-EM technology to study structures of SARS-CoV-2 proofreading machine July 27, 2021 - AUSTIN, Minn. - Dr. Bin Liu, Assistant Professor and leader of the Transcription and Gene Regulation lab at The Hormel Institute, published discoveries regarding SARS-CoV-2, the virus that [...]

July 27th, 2021|

Leadership Minnesota Visits The Hormel Institute

Leadership Minnesota Visits The Hormel Institute Business leaders from across Minnesota toured, learned about future plans Austin, Minn. - The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Minnesota group visited The Hormel Institute on July 26 and met with Executive Director Dr. Robert Clarke and Chief of Staff Elizabeth Fedie. Leadership Minnesota is a program that connects [...]

July 26th, 2021|

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar Visits The Hormel Institute

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar Visits The Hormel Institute Senator Klobuchar met with The Hormel Institute leadership team and went on a tour to learn about new plans for cancer research facility July 8, 2021 - Austin, MN - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar visited The Hormel Institute today to meet with Executive Director Dr. Robert Clarke, [...]

July 8th, 2021|

Research Suggests Use of Biofuels Reduces Cancer Risk

Research Suggests Use of Biofuels Reduces Cancer Risk Review points to fewer toxic chemicals in ethanol-blended gasoline emissions July 6, 2021 - Austin MN - A newly published review of top scientific literature suggests that ethanol-blended fuels widely available at gas stations as E10, E15, or E85 result in less toxic emissions from vehicles and [...]

July 6th, 2021|

Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction Happening This Weekend

Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction Happening This Weekend Annual event raises money for cancer research at The Hormel Institute The friends and family of Ryan Gordon are holding the Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament and Silent Auction event on Saturday at Cedar Valley Golf Course in Adams. The annual event raises money [...]

June 22nd, 2021|

Summer Interns Return to The Hormel Institute

Summer Interns Return to The Hormel Institute 12 College Undergraduate Students join research labs for 10 weeks AUSTIN, Minn. - The Hormel Institute is excited to welcome the 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) interns, who started their internships on Monday. The college students will work with scientists at The Hormel Institute on cancer research [...]

June 7th, 2021|

Despite Covid-19 Pandemic, Dutchtown Jumpers Continue to Support Cancer Research at The Hormel Institute

Despite Covid-19 Pandemic, Dutchtown Jumpers Continue to Support Cancer Research at The Hormel Institute The Dutchtown Jumpers present Paint the Town Pink donation at The Hormel Institute  AUSTIN, Minn – Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoot ‘N Ole’s and local businesses and organizations continue to raise money to support cancer research at [...]

May 25th, 2021|

American Cancer Society Funds Innovative Research at The Hormel Institute

American Cancer Society Funds Innovative Research at The Hormel Institute Dr. Luke Hoeppner awarded prestigious American Cancer Society grant to fund study of deadly type of lung cancer Austin, Minn. - The American Cancer Society is proud to announce one of its most prestigious research awards is awarded to Luke Hoeppner, PhD, at The Hormel [...]

May 18th, 2021|

The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Bin Liu’s Research in Top Journals

The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Bin Liu’s Research in Top Journals Minnesota’s only CryoElectron Microscope leads to greater understanding of gene expression AUSTIN, Minn – May 11, 2021 – Dr. Bin Liu, Assistant Professor and leader of the Transcription and Gene Regulation lab at The Hormel Institute, today published discoveries in two top journals. Dr. Liu’s [...]

May 11th, 2021|

Institute scientist receives grant to use CryoEM for new purpose

CryoEM used for Alzheimer’s research Institute scientist receives grant to use CryoEM for new purpose AUSTIN, Minn – April 19, 2021 – The Hormel Institute’s CryoEM microscope will soon be used for a new area of research – Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Amer Alam, head of the Structural Biology of Membrane Transport lab at The Hormel [...]

April 19th, 2021|

Institute researchers find new cancer driver in cells

Institute researchers find new cancer driver in cells Exitron splicing is found to be a new source of tracking cancer genes and neoantigens AUSTIN, Minn – April 15, 2021 – Dr. Rendong Yang, head of the Computational Cancer Genomics lab at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota published breakthrough research on exitron splicing (EIS) and [...]

April 15th, 2021|

Institute scientist researches new treatment for ovarian cancer

Institute scientist researches new treatment for ovarian cancer Targeted cancer stem cell treatment could reduce recurrence AUSTIN, Minn – April 14, 2021 – Patients who originally respond to treatment for ovarian cancer can see that in the majority of cases, cancer returns and acquires resistance to chemotherapy. This is the problem Dr. Ilana Chefetz is [...]

April 14th, 2021|

New research offers hope to women with POI

New research offers hope to women with POI Dr. Ilana Chefetz publishes research on chemotherapy-induced menopause AUSTIN, Minn – March 31, 2021 – Dr. Ilana Chefetz, head of the Cancer Stem Cells & Necroptosis lab at The Hormel Institute, has recently published two scientific papers on possible new treatments for primary ovarian insufficiency – a [...]

March 31st, 2021|

Bowling for the Battle joins forces with Casey O’Brien

Bowling for the Battle joins forces with Casey O’Brien Gopher football player and cancer survivor donates signed jersey to support cancer research AUSTIN, Minn – March 10, 2021 – Having to cancel their annual fundraiser hasn’t held Bowling for the Battle back from continuing to raise funds for prostate cancer research at The Hormel Institute. [...]

March 10th, 2021|

Institute hosts MN Chemoprevention Consortium

Institute hosts MN Chemoprevention Consortium Researchers meet to exchange new ideas on chemoprevention AUSTIN, Minn – February 24, 2021 – Today researchers from The Hormel Institute, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and Hormel Foods gathered virtually for the Minnesota Chemoprevention Consortium meeting. The Minnesota Chemoprevention Consortium (MC2) is a group of MN [...]

February 26th, 2021|

University of Minnesota, UMN Hormel Institute, and Mayo Clinic collaborate on new citizen science project

University of Minnesota, UMN Hormel Institute, and Mayo Clinic collaborate on new citizen science project Project will help biologists understand the complex roles that lipids play in health and disease MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/17/2021) — A University of Minnesota-Mayo Clinic partnership has joined with the Zooniverse citizen scientist platform and the Francis Crick Institute in [...]

February 18th, 2021|

Paint the Town Pink Power Hour February 18

Paint the Town Pink Power Hour February 18 Learn how PTTP dollars are used during this seminar and Q&A AUSTIN, Minn – February 10, 2020 – How do your Paint the Town Pink donations get used? Learn the answer and why those Paint the Town Pink donations are so important during the Paint the Town [...]

February 11th, 2021|

The Great Paint the Town Pink Challenge on Feb 6

The Great Paint the Town Pink Challenge on Feb 6 Adventure around Austin to support cancer research at The Hormel Institute AUSTIN, Minn – January 28, 2020 – A new event, The Great Paint the Town Pink Challenge, joins the Paint the Town Pink lineup this year as an option for people to have fun [...]

January 28th, 2021|

Institute researcher uses CryoEM to study cardiovascular disease

Institute researcher uses CryoEM to study cardiovascular disease Dr. Raja Dey publishes two articles in collaboration with worldwide scientists AUSTIN, Minn – January 20, 2020 – Dr. Raja Dey, a researcher in the Nucleotide Metabolism and Drug Discovery lab at The Hormel Institute, a biomedical research institute at the University of Minnesota, recently published two [...]

January 21st, 2021|

Eagles Cancer Telethon auction and on-air this week

Eagles Cancer Telethon auction and on-air this week Funds raised furthers cancer research at The Hormel Institute, UMN and Mayo Clinic AUSTIN, Minn – January 19, 2020 – The Eagles Cancer Telethon will look slightly different this year, but the mission is the same – support for FURTHER CANCER RESEARCH discoveries.  The spirit of generosity [...]

January 19th, 2021|

Institute Scientist Awarded ~ $4 Million for Leukemia Research

  Institute Scientist Awarded ~ $4 Million for Leukemia Research Dr. Shujun Liu research will focus on new target to control leukemia AUSTIN, MN – Jan 13, 2021 – Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics & Experimental Therapeutics lab and an Associate Professor at The Hormel Institute, was awarded a major grant from [...]

January 13th, 2021|

Paint the Town Pink 2021 kicks off

Paint the Town Pink 2021 kicks off Business After Hours introduces events, ambassador for the cancer research campaign AUSTIN, Minn – January 12, 2020 – The 2021 Paint the Town Pink cancer research fundraising season was kicked off tonight with the annual Chamber of Commerce’s January “Business After Hours” event. The virtual meeting was cohosted [...]

January 13th, 2021|

Breakthrough research linking breast cancer to diet

Breakthrough research linking breast cancer to diet New Institute scientist publishes research on a natural compound’s effects on breast cancer AUSTIN, Minn – January 11, 2021 – Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, head of the Women’s Health research section at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, published new research into dietary modifications that could lead to reduced [...]

January 11th, 2021|

Institute scientist is author in book on cell death

Institute scientist is author in book on cell death Dr. Chefetz wrote two chapters sharing her expertise on research methods AUSTIN, Minn – January 8, 2021 – Dr. Ilana Chefetz, head of the Cancer Stem Cells and Necroptosis lab at The Hormel Institute, has written two chapters in the newly published book Detection of Cell [...]

January 8th, 2021|

$50,000 awarded for new technology at The Hormel Institute

$50,000 awarded for new technology at The Hormel Institute New imaging system will accelerate cancer research projects December 16, 2020 (Austin, Minn.) – Dr. Rafael Contreras, head of the Genome Instability & Chromosome Biology lab at The Hormel Institute, has received a $50,000 Grant-in-Aid Award from University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for [...]

December 16th, 2020|

Despite Pandemic Karl Potach Foundation donates $60,000

Despite Pandemic Karl Potach Foundation donates $60,000 Foundation furthers Wilms’ tumor cancer research at The Hormel Institute AUSTIN, Minn – Dec 15, 2020 – Dr. Kurt and Brenda Potach of The Karl Potach Foundation gave a $60,000 gift to further the Wilms’ tumor research they spearheaded at The Hormel Institute. With this gift, the Karl [...]

December 15th, 2020|

Ovarian Cancer Midwest Focus 2020 held November 5-6

Ovarian Cancer Midwest Focus 2020 held November 5-6 Scientists gather remotely to discuss the latest in ovarian cancer research November 9, 2020 (Austin, Minn.) – The 2020 Ovarian Cancer Midwest Focus Conference took place last Thursday and Friday, November 5-6, 2020, with all speakers and attendees participating remotely. The conference focused on basic science, translational [...]

November 9th, 2020|

Research breakthrough on specific form of cell death may overcome chemoresistance

Research breakthrough on specific form of cell death may overcome chemoresistance Institute researchers find evidence in favor of necroptotic therapies November 2, 2020 (Austin, Minn.) – Dr. Ilana Chefetz, head of the Cancer Stem Cells & Necroptosis lab at The Hormel Institute, published a review article focusing on a specific type of cell death called [...]

November 2nd, 2020|

Breakthrough research using light-activated proteins for targeted therapy

Breakthrough research using light-activated proteins for targeted therapy Discoveries may impact future brain tumor therapy and treatment for hospital-acquired infections October 27, 2020 (Austin, Minn.) – The Nucleotide Metabolism & Drug Discovery lab at The Hormel Institute, led by Dr. Jarrod French, recently published three research papers in major scientific journals. The articles detail the [...]

October 27th, 2020|

Institute scientists receive award for pediatric brain tumor research

Institute scientists receive award for pediatric brain tumor research Will present research at national meeting October 15, 2020 (Austin, Minn.) – Drs. Charles Day, James Robinson, and Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe of The Hormel Institute University of Minnesota were awarded the Marit Mary Swenson Award for Pediatric DMG/DIPG from the Society for Neuro-Oncology. The award will [...]

October 15th, 2020|

Dr. Robert Clarke part of expert team publishing review of cancer metastasis research

Dr. Robert Clarke part of expert team publishing review of cancer metastasis research Executive director contributes a systems biology approach to cancer September 22, 2020 (Austin, Minn.) – Dr. Robert Clarke, executive director of The Hormel Institute University of Minnesota, joined Drs. Rakesh Kumar and Simak Ali to guest edit the September special issue in [...]

September 22nd, 2020|

Inspired Heroes of the Pandemic

Read the Star Tribune's special section Coverage supported by The Hormel Institute Using Science to find solutions. Click below to read... Inspired Heroes of the Pandemic  

September 15th, 2020|

Austin, MN & Mower County Celebrate Welcoming Week by “Creating Home Together”

  The theme for Welcoming Week this year is creating home.  Please find this year's event schedule attached and share with your friends and family.  More information and weather related updates will be posted on our Facebook page @austinhumanrightscommission Voting is now open for the Immigrant Owned Business of the Year: Vote favorite business here Hope you [...]

September 11th, 2020|

Longest Day of Golf to raise funds for cancer research

Longest Day of Golf to raise funds for cancer research Dutchtown Jumpers get creative with newest fundraiser for The Hormel Institute AUSTIN, Minn. – September 3, 2020 – What do you get when six men go out on the golf course with the goal of speeding through as many holes as possible to raise money [...]

September 3rd, 2020|

The Hormel Institute Welcomes Dr. Robert Clarke

The Hormel Institute Welcomes Dr. Robert Clarke Sixth Executive Director to Lead Cancer Research Center AUSTIN, Minn. – August 31, 2020 – Dr. Robert Clarke today joins The Hormel Institute as its sixth executive director. Dr. Clarke is a recognized world leader in cancer research and will lead the Institute’s next era of scientific advancement [...]

September 1st, 2020|

College students’ innovative research at The Hormel Institute

College students' innovative research at The Hormel Institute Multiple labs give undergraduates remote research experiences to further education AUSTIN, Minn. – August 24, 2020 – Students and faculty at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota worked together to find creative ways to offer important education and career building research experiences this summer. Despite the inability [...]

August 25th, 2020|

Institute continues impact on national cancer research

Institute continues impact on national cancer research Dr. Sergio Gradilone asked to join national grant review study section AUSTIN, Minn. – _August 17, 2020 – _Dr. Sergio Gradilone, senior faculty member of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, earned an invite to serve as a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Hepatobiliary Pathophysiology [...]

August 17th, 2020|

‘Karl’s Tourney’ is on with an online fundraiser

'Karl's Tourney' is on with an online fundraiser Auction, matching funds, and more move online to support childhood cancer research AUSTIN, Minn. – August 3, 2020 – Cancer research will be moving forward with the 23rd Annual "Karl's Tourney" going forward in a new format so pediatric cancer research can continue. This year, due to [...]

August 3rd, 2020|

Exploring the dynamics of living cells through technology

Exploring the dynamics of living cells through technology Institute scientists get cutting edge confocal microscope to further research AUSTIN, Minn. – July 22, 2020 – Scientists at The Hormel Institute know technology precedes important discoveries. Their latest acquisition to help further answers to cancer and other diseases is a state-of-the-art confocal microscope. The $350,000 Zeiss [...]

July 22nd, 2020|

Institute researchers further cancer research online

Institute researchers further cancer research online Scientists shift seminars, meetings, and more in remote work environment AUSTIN, Minn. – July 9, 2020 – Scientists at The Hormel Institute continue their mission to accelerate answers to cancer despite the COVID-19 environment and inability to meet in person. The 20+ section principle investigators, researchers and post docs [...]

July 9th, 2020|

The Hormel Institute hires new Chief of Staff

The Hormel Institute hires new Chief of Staff Administrator joins Institute from Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota AUSTIN, Minn. – June 29, 2020 – In the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, Elizabeth (Liz) Fedie joined The Hormel Institute University of Minnesota in May as the new Chief of Staff. Fedie came to The Hormel [...]

June 29th, 2020|

Breakthrough in lung cancer research at The Hormel Institute

Breakthrough in lung cancer research at The Hormel Institute Dr. Luke Hoeppner links specific protein to tumor growth AUSTIN, Minn. – June 10, 2020 – Dr. Luke Hoeppner, head of the Cancer Biology lab at The Hormel Institute, has published new lung cancer research, shedding light on a protein that causes small cell lung cancer [...]

June 10th, 2020|

Major skin cancer research study to begin at The Hormel Institute

Major skin cancer research study to begin at The Hormel Institute Institute scientist to study epithelial cells in bone marrow AUSTIN, Minn. – June 8, 2020 – Dr. Rebecca Morris leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer lab at The Hormel Institute received a multi-year grant to study stem cells originating in adult bone marrow and [...]

June 8th, 2020|

The Hormel Institute’s CryoEM discovery may support new antibiotic

The Hormel Institute's CryoEM discovery may support new antibiotic Institute scientist makes key gene transcription discovery AUSTIN, Minn. – June 4, 2020 – Using CryoEM technology, Dr. Bin Liu and his team at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota discovered how bacteria use gene transcription to produce the flagellum that allow them to move and [...]

June 4th, 2020|