The Hormel Institute scientists awarded nearly $1 million Minnesota partnership grant targeting cancer and neurological disease

February 13, 2020

Children’s cancer, brain tumors, pancreatic cancer and a range of neurological conditions comprise the diseases targeted by this year’s research projects selected by the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics.  Dr. Edward “Ted” Hinchcliffe leader of the Cellular Dynamics lab at The Hormel Institute UMN is the lead PI from the UMN (The Hormel Read more

$250,000 grant will study effects of cancer treatment on fertility

February 13, 2020

Institute’s Dr. Ilana Chefetz will lead innovative study to help young women  As if cancer were not traumatic enough, there is another fear common to most young women undergoing treatment for cancer – the concern of chemotherapy affecting fertility.  Dr. Ilana Chefetz, leader of Cancer Stem Cells and Necroptosis lab at The Hormel Institute, was Read more

Dr. Luke Hoeppner awarded lung cancer research grant from the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

December 10, 2019

Research discoveries aimed at how to prevent cancer drug resistance One of the most prevalent and deadly challenges in cancer treatment is drug resistance – therapies may work for a while but often tumors become resistant and return.  Dr. Luke Hoeppner, leader of the Cancer Biology research section at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Read more

The Hormel Institute acquires major data storage upgrade for CryoEM

December 4, 2019

Innovative Minnesota start-up company meets the need With one of the largest needs for data storage in the state due to its bioinformatics research data and the Titan Krios cryo-electron microscopy research, Jeff McDonald, PhD, new director of The Hormel Institute’s Information Technology department, shared news of the technology expansion. “The amount of data storage Read more

Innovative model gives atomic detail to critical process

November 26, 2019

  Institute scientist’s research published A first-of-its-kind model of a process important to the filaments that maintain our cells’ structure and integrity was published this month and relied heavily on the research of Raja Dey, a scientist in the Cellular and Molecular Biology research section of The Hormel Institute. The article, “A proposed atomic model Read more

A new understanding of aggressive cancer growth is identified

November 7, 2019

Top cancer research journal publishes The Hormel Institute research The results of a study led by Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics lab at The Hormel Institute, were published in the high impact journal Nature Communications this week. The research, led by Dr. Liu and team, showed a significant new Read more

Cancer development breakthrough at The Hormel Institute

August 22, 2019

Cancer development breakthrough at The Hormel Institute Scientist shares a potential new measurement to monitor chromosome changes in cancers  One of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota’s new section leaders, Dr. Rafael Contreras-Galindo, just published research in a high impact journal, Scientific Reports, an on-line open access journal published by Nature, the world’s top research Read more

Bowling for the Battle strikes at cancer with $76,260

June 27, 2019

Another record-breaking year from the community for  The Hormel Institute’s prostate cancer research fundraiser The ever-growing “Bowling for the Battle – A Fight Against Prostate Cancer ” group raised a record $76,260 for innovative prostate cancer research at The Hormel Institute during its 2019 event. This was the fifth annual bowling tournament fundraiser with a Read more

Major prostate cancer research grant awarded to The Hormel Institute’s Dr. Rendong Yang

June 27, 2019

U.S. Department of Defense provides funding for innovative research Dr. Rendong Yang, head of the Computational Cancer Genomics lab at The Hormel Institute University of Minnesota, received an $895,852 grant from the national Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award to support his innovative prostate cancer.  Research on the grant will be Read more

Dr. Sergio Gradilone receives University of Minnesota Chainbreaker Grant

June 18, 2019

Funds will further innovative cancer research at The Hormel Institute  A Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota peer review committee awarded Dr. Sergio Gradilone, Associate Professor in the Cancer Cell Biology and Translational Research lab at The Hormel Institute, a $75,000 grant to fund an innovative cancer research project. The research project, “Ciliomax: Development of Read more