Michigan Health Lab's most read articles of 2022 – Michigan Medicine

The year provided one fascinating research story after another.
Another year, another 12 months of dazzling discoveries.
Whether in the clinic or lab, Michigan Medicine investigators are behind some of the most significant innovations and medical advancements to date. Exploring the unknown, researchers dive into areas like COVID-19, health care policy, vascular diseases and more to help better inform practitioners, patients and the development of new treatments.
With almost 300 articles published this year alone, take a walk down memory lane and count down to the most popular story of the year. Can you guess what it is?
Jillian DiClemente, PharmD, is the University of Michigan Health’s only full-time pain management clinical pharmacist-specialist. DiClemente provides clinical expertise about pain management medications to both inpatient and ambulatory care teams, offering expert advice on opioid management and opioid use disorder throughout the entire organization.
A University of Michigan poll found 61% of people over 50 who had already gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine were very likely to get the updated booster shot in the fall.
Hyaluronic acid is a known presence in pancreatic tumors, but a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center found that hyaluronic acid also acts as food to cancer cells. The findings, published in eLife, provide insight into how pancreatic cancer cells grow and indicate new possibilities to treat them.
Ever wonder how your microbiome processes seaweed? Researchers at Michigan Medicine did, too. Here’s what they found.
Popping a pill may bring some relief for arthritis-related joint pain, but many adults may not realize that those pills could raise their risk of other health-related problems, or that other non-drug options are available that work. 
Researchers created a mouse model of a rare but fatal skin cancer, a scientific discovery that was 10 years in the making.
The study examined the human gut microbiome’s ability to digest this recently introduced food ingredient.
3.Simple rubber band fix improves surgical mask seal to N-95 levels, study shows
This easy, cheap fix can help people when and where there are N95 respirator shortages.
A clinical trial used innovative basic science research methods to offer hope and a new treatment to glioblastoma patients.
A dietary change could be a key to enhancing colon cancer treatment a study from the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center found.
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