Created on Saturday, 14 March 2009 Written by Joe SlaterOne fact is that since Obama began running for president, researchers have made some rather amazing strides in alternative stem cell research. The foregoing sentence is copied from the "Too Many Eggs in Obama's Basket" article. I am still pondering the embryonic stem cell paradigm. I am fortunate enough to have two cardiologists who are also stem cell researchers. Together, they have developed a cure for congestive heart failure. Their method is to extract cells from the thigh muscle of the person to be treated. The cells are refined to be stem cells. The refined cells are then injected into the patient's heart and they grow new muscle. This has been done without the use of embryonic stem cells. And, they continue to perform additional research on other cells. These are only two researchers. Dr. Dib also flies to San Diego to lecture one day a week at a university, there.