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14 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS 3231321AA COSMETICS WAREHOUSE SALE LOCATION: 40B MORRIN ROAD, MT WELLINGTON GREAT BARGAINS, GREAT RANGE There will be staff on hand to assist with consultations and product information GET YOUR GIFT SHOPPING DONE HERE! WELL KNOWN BRANDS SKINCARE - MAKEUP - FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS - BAGS CASH, EFTPOS, CREDIT CARDS ONLY NO CHEQUES ACCEPTED THREE DAYS ONLY FRIDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 8.00AM - 5.00PM SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 8.00AM - 4.00PM SUNDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 8.00AM - 4.00PM 025 0 5AA 2760356AA Huge Fashion Clearance Sale Designer labels include: David Pond, Verge, Vamp, VSSP, OBI, Catalyst, MacJays, Hyper, Juo, shouq, Gabriella, Jet Blonde Vigorella, Threadz and Thousands of items priced between $10 and $80!! Many items below cost Unit C, 4 Walls Road, Penrose. Come to RED roller door at rear of building "Street parking only" Please do not park in our neighbours parking spaces No bags, no prams Wednesday 10th November to Saturday 13th November 10am-4pm SAVE up to $1300 with the EECA Insulation Grant (ask in store for more details) 90mm Bright NZ Nail Gas/Nail pk 3000 $79.99+ GST 90mm Galv NZ Nail Gas/Nail pk 3000 $142.99+ GST 100 x 25 RAD H3.2 Merch GT Decking $1.10 l/m + GST 100 x 25 RAD H3.2 Premium GT Decking $2.02 l/m + GST 100 x 40 RAD H3.2 Merch GT Decking $1.70 l/m + GST 100 x 40 RAD H3.2 Premium GT Decking $3.17 l/m + GST FREE LOAN TRAILERS AVAILABLE SPECIALS TILL END OF NOVEMBER 88 Merton Rd, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3609 Fax: 521 0095 Hours Mon -- Fri 7am -- 5pm, Sat 8am -- 12pm Magnets are primed to help stroke victims By SARAH MOYES Exciting research: Neuroscientist Cathy Stinear is working towards making rehabilitation for stroke victims faster and more effective. Photo: FIONA GOODALL It's an exciting time for stroke ther- apy in New Zealand and an Auck- land scientist is leading the way. St Heliers resident Cathy Stinear is a neuroscientist at Auckland Hos- pital. She studies and tests what forms of treatment aid stroke recov- ery and rehabilitation. After a stroke, the brain recovers its ability to do things that are initially quite difficult,'' Dr Stinear says. The brain does this through a pro- cess called plasticity -- it makes new cells that remember and store infor- mation. Dr Stinear and her team think they can boost the plasticity to help stroke victims relearn faster. They are working on two clinical trials using different methods to achieve this. One is a non-invasive brain stimulation that uses weak electri- cal magnets. Dr Stinear says this technique is particularly exciting and is funded by the Neurological Foundation. We are priming the brain for a better response to therapy. It's a really good study -- people who have had a stroke a few months or years ago can do it.'' Patients receive the safe and painless magnetic priming tech- nique every day for two weeks to activate the stroke side of the brain. This is followed by physiotherapy sessions. It's great, we are really excited by the preliminary results. We hope through this work to be able to offer people therapy who have a stroke now or in the future.'' The study is going for another 18 months and is based at Auckland University's Tamaki campus. She says thousands of people have strokes every year -- many develop chronic disabilities. Our research gives people every opportunity to recover as fast as they can.'' Dr Stinear came to work on stroke rehabilitation gradually. She left high school half way through year 13 and grew up a bit'' before heading to university when she was 23. She completed a science degree in physiology and psychology, where she was first introduced to the brain. Once I started on the brain, I was hooked. I love how there are so many things about the brain that we'll never know. There is a lot of mystery.'' She likes the idea that the brain might always stay out of reach''. She enjoys the work she does on stroke rehabilitation -- mainly because she gets to work with the people who will benefit from the research. It's a real privilege to work with the actual patients we are trying to help. Every patient is unique -- it makes our research a little more challenging.'' Dr Stinear completed a doctorate in neuroscience before taking her first job working on a clinical trial on movement after stroke. Stroke is certainly my main focus.'' She won a best doctoral thesis award from the Auckland Univer- sity in 2004 and last year received an Early Career Research Excel- lence Award. Dr Stinear is still looking for stroke patients to take part in the two clinical trials. Call 923-3779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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