At long last it looks as though the world has finally woken up to the fact that autoimmune diseases are the modern day health problem. There are over 100 different autoimmune diseases, many of them rare, and more and more people are being diagnosed with autoimmune diseases and no-one knows why.
A researcher in Australia, Chris Goodhew has received a grant from GlaxoSmithKline and he will look at why the immune system is attacking in the first place. He has a vested interest as his mother has an autoimmune disease, lupus!
It is really good to see a major pharma investing in auto-immune diseases.
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