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Leukemia breakthrough provides a new therapeutic strategy

The results of a study led by Dr. Shujun Liu, head of the Cancer Epigenetics and Experimental Therapeutics section at The Hormel Institute, were published in Leukemia this week. Dr. Liu’s study shows that fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) and DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) work together in a loop that is critical for regulating the aggressiveness of leukemia cells. Pharmaceutical drugs can disrupt this loop and impair leukemia growth by resetting the aberrant epigenetics in leukemia cells. The article, “A vicious loop of fatty acid-binding protein 4 and DNA methyltransferase 1 promotes acute myeloid leukemia and acts as a therapeutic target” was a collaboration with other researchers from University of Louisville and Mayo Clinic, including Drs. Fei Yan, Na Shen, Jiuxia Pang, Na Zhao, Youwen Zhang, Ann M Bode, Aref Al-Kali, Mark R Litzow and Bing Li.... Read more

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Major work finished on 11th Drive Northeast bridge in Austin

Major work has been finished on the 11th Drive Northeast bridge project in Austin, as the bridge was opened to traffic late Monday afternoon.  KAUS News spoke with Mike Dougherty, Community Relations Coordinator with MN/DOT District 6 based in Rochester who stated that with the exception of some touch-up work that needs to be done, the bridge is now open to traffic….... Read more

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Austin City Council approves schematic design for community recreation center

The Austin City Council approved the schematic design for the community recreation center at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening at the Austin City Council chambers, and authorized the Mayor and City Recorder to sign the lease agreement for the facility with the YMCA.  KAUS News spoke with Austin City Administrator Craig Clark, who talked about where the process goes from here….... Read more

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Austin City Council approves schematic design for community recreation center at Monday night meeting

The Austin City Council approved the schematic design for the community recreation center at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening at the Austin City Council chambers and authorized the Mayor and City Recorder to sign the lease agreement for the facility with the YMCA.  City Administrator Craig Clark stated that the schematic design was needed to ensure the square footages of the building are designed as required by the lease agreement agreed upon by the city and the YMCA in June of 2016.  The agreement requires a minimum of 5,000 square feet for a youth activity area and 2,000 for a children’s indoor play area.  He went on to note that the general constructs of the facility are stipulated in the agreement, which include one or more gyms, an aquatic center, fitness center, track, gymnastic center, locker rooms, an expansive foyer, office space and requisite infrastructure to support the facility.... Read more

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