Would you try gene therapy?

  • Authored on October 17, 2017

The human body's genetic code is a complex mechanism. As scientific research expands our understanding of genetics, there are therapies being developed that could offset the limitations associated with a defective gene.

Dr. Stephen Rose, Chief Research Officer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, joins us on the line from Columbia, Maryland to discuss possible FDA approval for the treatment Luxturna. This could be the first approved gene therapy for retinal dystrophy.

This is the October 17, 2017 episode.

Season 2017Episode 11

Keywords: gene therapy, Dr. Stephen Rose, chief research officer, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Dr. Steve Rose, Steve Rose, Dave Brown, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Cellular Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee, Spark Therapeutics, voretigene neparvovec, Luxturna, RPE65 gene mutation , RPE65, gene mutation, retinal dystrophy, blind news, blindness, disability, medical, health, health news

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ATW Special Edition - Honourable Carla Qualtrough

  • Authored on October 16, 2017

Vancouver presenter Grant Hardy sits down with the Honourable Carla Qualtrough to delve into her past, present and future.

Season 6Episode 6

Keywords: Accessible Media, ATW, AMI This Week, Grant Hardy, Carla Qualtrough, profile, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilites, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Vancouver

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Sunu Band

  • Authored on October 13, 2017

Vancouver’s Grant Hardy learns more about a new mobility device for blind and low vision travellers called the Sunu Band, which combines echolocation and vibration feedback.

Season 2Episode 4

Keywords: Accessible Media, ATW, Weekend Edition, Sunu Band, Fernando Albertorio, assistive technology, mobility device, blind, low vision, echolocation, vibration feedback, Grant Hardy, Vancouver

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Murdoch Mysteries Props

  • Authored on October 13, 2017

Anthony McLachlan visits the prop masters shop on the set of the hit Canadian television series Murdoch Mysteries, which airs on AMI-tv.

Season 2Episode 4

Keywords: Accessible Media, ATW, Weekend Edition, Murdoch Mysteries, prop shop, television props, costumes, Anthony McLachlan

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Circus School

  • Authored on October 13, 2017

Laura Bain attends circus school and learns how to walk the tightrope during her first lesson at Halifax Circus.

Season 2Episode 4

Keywords: Circus School, Halifax Circus, tightrope, Laura Bain, ATW, AMI This Week

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Blind Dad: Keith Rempel

  • Authored on October 13, 2017

Alex Smyth meets up with Keith Rempel, a blind musician and first-time father who blogs about his experiences as a dad who is blind.

Season 2Episode 4

Keywords: Accessible Media, ATW, Weekend Edition, Keith Rempel, Michelle Rempel, vision loss, bind, dad, musician, parenting, Alex Smyth

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ATW Weekend Edition October 10, 2017

  • Authored on October 13, 2017

In this episode of ATW Weekend Edition we meet the prop master of the hit Canadian TV series Murdoch Mysteries, join Laura Bain at Circus School, and test out a mobility device called the Sunu Band.

Season 2Episode 4

Keywords: Accessible Media, ATW, Weekend Edition, Sunu Band, Prop Master, Canadian Television Series, Murdoch Mysteries, Laura Bain, Circus School.

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