San Diego Child Only Known Person In World With This Rare Form Of Disease

San Diego scientists have diagnosed a patient with a new form of a rare disease. They say he's the only known person in the world with it.

San Diego family hopes for answers, support at Rare Disease Day

Damian Omler, 11, of Linda Vista, is the only child in the world with unique genetic mutation. He and his family were among more than 250 people from around the world gathered in San Diego for the biennial Rare Disease Day Symposium 2020.

Haynes and Kearns Join Board of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has made two additions to its board who are well known in San Diego’s education and health care circles: Karen Haynes and Donald Kearns.

San Diego scientists’ research into bacteria-based therapy could help fight skin cancer

San Diego scientists have shown that certain prebiotics, compounds that can cause bacteria to grow in the gut, can help mice fight skin cancer.

A new strategy for boosting PD-1 blockers in melanoma

Sanford Burnham Prebys researchers sensitized melanoma to PD-1 blockade by inhibiting a protein called Siah2 in mouse models of the disease.