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Amar Dhand, MD DPhil

Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Artist: Lindsay Obermeyer, lboartstudio.com

Photographer: Larry Sanders


July 23, 2015

Take home point: Functional outcomes after stroke at 5 years are equal to the outcomes at 2 months, which are both less than the outcomes at 6 months. Age and stroke severity are important predictors of these patterns.


This study across four European centers had the ambitious goal of measuring recovery 5 years after stroke. This evaluation is far beyond the usually studied 6-month mark, where it is thought that recovery platea...

July 16, 2015


This study focuses on whether or not Hamilton’s rule applies to humans. Hamilton’s rule suggests that individuals are more likely to altruistically help closer kin and, in turn, receive altruistic help from the same kin. While this rule has been well supported in animal subjects, data on humans has been lacking. Testing for altruism without causing any serious risk to participants proved difficult in many of the previous stud...

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