Women's immune system genes operate differently from men's

 Researchers have discovered that men and women use different switches to turn on many immune system genes, a finding that may explain the much higher incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, in women.

Eating seafood increases risk of autoimmune disorder

 Exposure to mercury through seafood could increase the risk of autoimmune disorders, especially among women of childbearing age, a study says.

Pregnant dust ring now `delivering` new planets

As you sip your cup of tea on a chilly morning, an enormous ring of dust and gas - encircling a distant star - may be giving births to new planets at this very moment.

Selena Gomez gets Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato support after Lupus reports

Selena Gomez has posted a photo of herself, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato sharing a Facetime moment on Instagram, following reports of her suffering from Lupus.

New drug to combat auto-immune diseases

A newly-developed drug could kill rebellious immune cells, which prey on the tissues instead of defending them, causing auto-immune diseases such as type-1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Vitamin D deficiency `worsens lupus`

People suffering from lupus -- an autoimmune disease -- are likely to experience more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says a new study.

Breakthrough paves way for curing auto-immune disease

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a systemic auto-immune disease that can affect any part of the body.