A2: Business

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on The Glove, a device used by the SF 49ers to stop cramping and overheating, though it has broader applications. It was developed by Stanford scientists but is being distributed and redesigned by Avacore Technologies of Ann Arbor. Says President Chuck Hixson: “This is beneficial in medicine because when you have a heart attack or a stroke, if you can lower the core body temperature below 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in the first hour, you will substantially eliminate the chance of permanent damage of the heart muscle or brain.” [Source]