Ice Fishing Cancer Research Fundraiser

/Ice Fishing Cancer Research Fundraiser/

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|


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|


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|


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|


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|


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|