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Development Problems: Systems Design Thinking Needed to Resolve

What is common between these two very different settings: sitting in a moving aeroplane and having a surgery done in an operation theatre? Well, both are highly complex, man-made environments that their end-users are hardly aware of. These environments are operated by highly skilled technical teams that carefully monitor several parameters on a real-time basis and do the needful to give a good experience to its users.

Treatment Intensification of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Refinement of risk-based treatment stratification by minimal residual disease (MRD) at different time points has improved outcomes of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In this prospective study, they evaluated effects of such stratification, including intensification of therapy based on response assessment at day-15 and MRD at day-29 of induction to test if treatment intensification would improve outcomes.

Sema4, Mount Sinai, Sanofi: Launch of New Collaborative Asthma Study

Sema4, a patient-centered predictive health company, and the Mount Sinai Health System announced the launch of a five-year collaborative study with Sanofi designed to provide new insights into the biological mechanisms and other factors implicated in asthma. The project will follow nearly 1,200 people with asthma and collect a range of data — from traditional clinical data to genomics, immunological, environmental, and sensor data from mobile devices — to enable sophisticated analysis and advanced network modeling of this complex disease.