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.

Interspecific variation in anthocyanins, phenolics, and antioxidant capacity among genotypes of highbush and lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium section cyanococcus spp.)

W Kalt, D A Ryan, J C Duy, R L Prior, M K Ehlenfeldt, S P Vander Kloet
J Agric Food Chem . 2001 Oct;49(10):4761-7.
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Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) and phenolic and anthocyanin concentrations in fruit and leaf tissues of highbush blueberry

M K Ehlenfeldt, R L Prior
J Agric Food Chem . 2001 May;49(5):2222-7.
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Identification of procyanidins and anthocyanins in blueberries and cranberries (Vaccinium spp.) using high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry

R L Prior, S A Lazarus, G Cao, H Muccitelli, J F Hammerstone
J Agric Food Chem . 2001 Mar;49(3):1270-6.
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Scavenging capacity of berry crops on superoxide radicals, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl radicals, and singlet oxygen

S Y Wang, H Jiao
J. Agric. Food Chem. 2000, 48, 11, 5677–5684 Publication Date:October 21, 2000
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Comparison between HPLC and MALDI-TOF MS analysis of anthocyanins in highbush blueberries

J Wang, W Kalt, P Sporns
J Agric Food Chem . 2000 Aug;48(8):3330-5.
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Antioxidant-rich diets improve cerebellar physiology and motor learning in aged rats

P C Bickford, T Gould, L Briederick, K Chadman, A Pollock, D Young, B Shukitt-Hale, J Joseph
Brain Res . 2000 Jun 2;866(1-2):211-7.
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Effects of blueberry and cranberry juice consumption on the plasma antioxidant capacity of healthy female volunteers

C B Pedersen, J Kyle, A M Jenkinson, P T Gardner, D B McPhail, G G Duthie
Eur J Clin Nutr . 2000 May;54(5):405-8.
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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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