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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|

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|

Tuesday, August 21-22, 2006 Press Coverage of Hormel Institute Groundbreaking

Hormel Institute gets $15M for expansion Twin Cities Business Journal, MN - 2 hours ago The money -- $10 million of which comes from the Hormel Foundation, and the remainder from the corporation -- will be put toward a new three-story research ... Hormel Institute breaks new ground Austin Herald, MN - 5 hours ago [...]

August 21st, 2006|

From DNA Doctor to DNA Destroyer

From DNA Doctor to DNA Destroyer

July 18th, 2006|