Eric M. Bershad, M.D.

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Scientist explains the science behind movie tropes from babies in space to hyper sleep July 16, 2019
Longterm space exploration is in our future. But scientists now are figuring out how humans will survive.
Image of the Month: Measuring the effects of microgravity on vision April 3, 2018
The Center for Space Medicine, established at Baylor College of Medicine in 2008, is the first academic center in space medicine ever established in a university or medical school.
The mysterious syndrome impairing astronauts' sight July 9, 2016
They go to space with perfect vision and come back with a loss of acuity.
Controversies in IV thrombolysis for Acute Stroke May 28, 2015
In a webinar sponsored by the Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association, Bershad and Rao compare and contrast contraindications when making selection decisions for using IV thrombolysis in acute stroke care.
Book Release – Critical Care Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition May 11, 2015
August 26 is the anticipated release date of the second edition of Critical care neurology and neurosurgery.
New procedures could allow astronauts to stay in space for longer periods of time Dec. 16, 2014
NASA scientists believe the loss of gravity astronauts experience is putting pressure on the brain, causing vision changes in astronauts that could jeopardize future long term missions.
Interstellar brain monitoring Dec. 11, 2014
Remember standing on your head as a kid? After a minute or so you felt lots of pressure? Scientists say the same thing happens when astronauts fly into space.
CT hits the road in Houston with stroke ambulance project Oct. 13, 2014
Houston doctors have launched a CT-equipped mobile stroke unit to start clot-busting treatment sooner after 911 is called. The University of Texas team also hopes to learn whether patients have better long-term outcomes when they're treated sooner rather than later.
Innovation Profile: Eric M. Bershad, M.D. Oct. 9, 2014
Eric M. Bershad, M.D., is assistant professor of neurology and Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine/CHI St.…
Device used to assess elevated brain pressure could benefit astronauts Jan. 14, 2014
A clinical research study of a non-invasive intracranial pressure measurement device has been launched by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and Vittamed, the developer of the device. The study will include the monitoring of neurological patients, as a prelude to possible future use with astronauts.
New non-invasive intracranial pressure measurement device used to assess elevated brain pressure in patients may also benefit astronauts Dec. 18, 2013
A clinical research study of a non-invasive intracranial pressure measurement device has been launched by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and Vittamed Corporation, the developer of the device.
Physician receives grant from Center for Space Medicine to study the effects of prolonged gravity loss on sense of smell April 9, 2012
Dr. Bershad receives grant to study the effects of body position and elevated intracranial pressure (high pressure in the brain) in humans with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH).
Current Neurology 2009 Oct. 31, 2009