Dr Sarah Aldred attended the Cell symposia meeting in Amsterdam this week where Henriette van Praag spoke about Exercise, adult hippocampal neurogenesis and spatial memory.
It was an excellent presentation where Henriette reminded us all that exercise stimulates neurogenesis. She presented wonderful data showing how her work has evaluated the neurogenesis in the medial and lateral entorhinal cortex and the impact this has on spatial memory.
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