January - March 2009: 
Volume 22, Issue 1

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Repair of respiratory system lesions using stem cells
A few years ago, the possibility of regeneration of tissues and organs was the stuff of science fiction. Today it has become a practicality and many scientists are focusing their interest on the possible applications of embryonic and adult stem cells. Autologous transplantation is a novel effective treatment for many diseases and studies are now providing evidence of the possible repair of lesions of the lung.