Scientists described a novel mechanism through which astrocytes, the most abundant supporting cells in the brain, also promote cancer cell growth and metastasis in the brain. According to a study published online in the journal Cancer Discovery, astrocytes provide fatty acids that activate the PPAR-gamma pathway in cancer cells, enhancing their proliferation.
From a teen in the U.S.: It feels like my brain is torturing me. I feel like I’m tied to a chair and my brain is forcing me to look at vivid, disturbing and extreme thoughts that I don’t want to see/do and I’m afraid will happen. It can be very crippling sometimes. I want to know what this is. I know I should see a therapist or something, but I just wanted someone else’s opinion.