Research conducted by Zhen Yan, professor of physiology and biophysics, is featured in an article in the May issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. The article interviews her on some of the benefits of stress, and notes that studies in her lab show that short zaps of stress can improve memory and learning. "Often, people need a little jolt -- like a deadline or an audience -- to perform better," she said. The article, which is based on a news release on Yan's research that was distributed in July 2009, is not available online. Good Housekeeping magazine, which is published 13 times a year, has an annual circulation of 59.8 million.