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.

Reversals of age-related declines in neuronal signal transduction, cognitive, and motor behavioral deficits with blueberry, spinach, or strawberry dietary supplementation

J A Joseph, B Shukitt-Hale, N A Denisova, D Bielinski, A Martin, J J McEwen, P C Bickford
J Neurosci . 1999 Sep 15;19(18):8114-21.
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Hyperoxia-induced changes in antioxidant capacity and the effect of dietary antioxidants

G Cao, B Shukitt-Hale, P C Bickford, J A Joseph, J McEwen, R L Prior
J Appl Physiol (1985) . 1999 Jun;86(6):1817-22.
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Content of the flavonols quercetin, myricetin, and kaempferol in 25 edible berries

S H Häkkinen, S O Kärenlampi, I M Heinonen, H M Mykkänen, A R Törrönen
J Agric Food Chem . 1999 Jun;47(6):2274-9.
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Degradation of cyanidin 3-glucoside by blueberry polyphenol oxidase: kinetic studies and mechanisms

Kader, F., Haluk, J.P., Nicolas, J.P., Metche, M.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, v. 46,.8 pp. 3060-3065.
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Antioxidant capacity as influenced by total phenolic and anthocyanin content, maturity, and variety of Vaccinium species

Prior, R.L., Cao, G., Martin, A., Sofic, E., McEwen, J., O'Brien, C., Lischner, N., Ehlenfeldt, M., Kalt, W., Krewer, G., Mainland, C.M.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, v. 46,.7 pp. 2686-2693.
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Anti-Escherichia coli adhesin activity of cranberry and blueberry juices

I Ofek, J Goldhar, N Sharon
Adv Exp Med Biol . 1996;408:179-83.
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