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.

Dietary supplementation with blueberries, spinach, or spirulina reduces ischemic brain damage

Yun Wang, Chen-Fu Chang, Jenny Chou, Hui-Ling Chen, Xiaolin Deng, Brandon K Harvey, Jean Lud Cadet, Paula C Bickford
Exp Neurol . 2005 May;193(1):75-84.
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Fatty acid composition and antioxidant properties of cold-pressed marionberry, boysenberry, red raspberry, and blueberry seed oils

John Parry, Lan Su, Marla Luther, Kequan Zhou, M Peter Yurawecz, Paul Whittaker, Liangli Yu
J Agric Food Chem . 2005 Feb 9;53(3):566-73.
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Reversing the deleterious effects of aging on neuronal communication and behavior: beneficial properties of fruit polyphenolic compounds

James A Joseph, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Gemma Casadesus
Am J Clin Nutr . 2005 Jan;81(1 Suppl):313S-316S.
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Antimutagenic activity of berry extracts

S Hope Smith, Patricia L Tate, George Huang, James B Magee, Kumudini M Meepagala, David E Wedge, Lyndon L Larcom
J Med Food . Winter 2004;7(4):450-5.
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LC/PDA/ESI-MS Profiling and Radical Scavenging Activity of Anthocyanins in Various Berries

Jun-Ichiro Nakajima, Ippei Tanaka, Shujiro Seo, Mami Yamazaki, Kazuki Saito
J Biomed Biotechnol . 2004;2004(5):241-247.
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Inhibition of cancer cell proliferation in vitro by fruit and berry extracts and correlations with antioxidant levels

Marie E Olsson, Karl-Erik Gustavsson, Staffan Andersson, Ake Nilsson, Rui-Dong Duan
J Agric Food Chem . 2004 Dec 1;52(24):7264-71.
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Modulation of hippocampal plasticity and cognitive behavior by short-term blueberry supplementation in aged rats

Gemma Casadesus, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Heather M Stellwagen, Xiongwei Zhu, Hyoung-Gon Lee, Mark A Smith, James A Joseph
Nutr Neurosci . Oct-Dec 2004;7(5-6):309-16.
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Resveratrol, pterostilbene, and piceatannol in vaccinium berries

Agnes M Rimando, Wilhelmina Kalt, James B Magee, Jim Dewey, James R Ballington
J Agric Food Chem . 2004 Jul 28;52(15):4713-9.
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Anticarcinogenic Activity of Strawberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry Extracts to Breast and Cervical Cancer Cells

David E. Wedge, Kumudini M. Meepagala, James B. Magee, S. Hope Smith, George Huang, Lyndon L. Larcom
J Med Food . Spring 2001;4(1):49-51.
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Lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidant capacities of common foods in the United States

Xianli Wu, Gary R Beecher, Joanne M Holden, David B Haytowitz, Susan E Gebhardt, Ronald L Prior
J Agric Food Chem . 2004 Jun 16;52(12):4026-37.
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