Scientific Research


The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) funds research studies that are grounded in sound science, use rigorous methodology, and are conducted by autonomous researchers at well-established institutions. All published research is submitted to peer-reviewed journals by the researcher, independent of the USHBC.

Explore the full overview of research specifically funded by the USHBC, and examine the full body of evidence on blueberry science by browsing the research topics below.

Phenolic compounds of blueberries ( Vaccinium spp) as a protective strategy against skin cell damage induced by ROS: A review of antioxidant potential and antiproliferative capacity

Daniela A Maya-Cano, Sandra Arango-Varela, Gloria A Santa-Gonzalez
Heliyon. 2021 Feb 17;7(2):e06297.
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Efficacy of chlorine dioxide gas sachets for enhancing the microbiological quality and safety of blueberries

Popa I, Hanson EJ, Todd ECD, Schilder AC, Ryser ET
J Food Prot . 2007 Sep;70(9):2084-8.
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Decontamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica on blueberries using ozone and pulsed UV-light

Bialka KI, Demirci A.
J Food Sci . 2007 Nov;72(9):M391-6.
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Blueberry supplementation reduces the blood lactate response to running in normobaric hypoxia but has no effect on performance in recreational runners

Brandenburg JP, Giles LV.
J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2021 Mar 30;18(1):26.
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Lung cancer inhibitory activity of dietary berries and berry polyphenolics

Aqil F, Jeyabalan J, Kausar H, Radha Munagala R, Singh IP, Gupta R.
Journal of Berry Research. 6. 105-114. 10.3233/JBR-160120.
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Blueberry phenolics are associated with cognitive enhancement in supplemented healthy older adults

Rutledge GA, Sandhu AK, Miller MG, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BB, Shukitt-Hale B.
Food Funct. 2021 Jan 7;12(1):107-118.
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