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 fruit polyphenolics ameliorates age-related deficits in behavior and neuronal markers of inflammation and oxidative stress

Shukitt-Hale, B. Search author for Shukitt-Hale, B. , Galli, R.L., Meterko, V., Carey, A., Bielinski, D.F., McGhie, T., Joseph, J.A.
Age the journal of the American Aging Association, v. 27,.1 pp. 49.
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Dietary flavonols and flavonol-rich foods intake and the risk of breast cancer

Clement A Adebamowo, Eunyoung Cho, Laura Sampson, Martijn B Katan, Donna Spiegelman, Walter C Willett, Michelle D Holmes
Int J Cancer . 2005 Apr 20;114(4):628-33.
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Systematic identification and characterization of anthocyanins by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS in common foods in the United States: fruits and berries

Xianli Wu, Ronald L Prior
J Agric Food Chem . 2005 Apr 6;53(7):2589-99.
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Protection by quercetin and quercetin-rich fruit juice against induction of oxidative DNA damage and formation of BPDE-DNA adducts in human lymphocytes

Lonneke C Wilms, Peter C H Hollman, Agnes W Boots, Jos C S Kleinjans
Mutat Res . 2005 Apr 4;582(1-2):155-62.
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Anthocyanins in aged blueberry-fed rats are found centrally and may enhance memory

Cristina Andres-Lacueva, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Rachel L Galli, Olga Jauregui, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventos, James A Joseph
Nutr Neurosci . 2005 Apr;8(2):111-20.
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Blueberry extract enhances survival of intraocular hippocampal transplants

Lauren Willis, Paula Bickford, Vandana Zaman, Alfred Moore, Ann-Charlotte Granholm
Cell Transplant . 2005;14(4):213-23. doi: 10.3727/000000005783983142.
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Physicochemical, carbohydrate and sensory characteristics of highbush and rabbiteye blueberry cultivars

Silva, J.L., Marroquin, E., Matta, F.B., Garner, J.O. Jr., Stojanovic, J.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, v. 85,.11 pp. 1815-1821.
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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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