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.

Comparison of Water-Assisted Decontamination Systems of Pulsed Light and Ultraviolet for Salmonella Inactivation on Blueberry, Tomato, and Lettuce

Runze Huang, Haiqiang Chen
J Food Sci . 2019 May;84(5):1145-1150.
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The effect of blueberry interventions on cognitive performance and mood: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Nikolaj Travica, Nathan M D'Cunha, Nenad Naumovski, Katherine Kent, Duane D Mellor, Joseph Firth, Ekavi N Georgousopoulou, Olivia M Dean, Amy Loughman, Felice Jacka, Wolfgang Marx
Brain Behav Immun . 2020 Mar;85:96-105.
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Blueberries Improve Pain, Gait Performance, and Inflammation in Individuals with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis

Chen Du, Amy Smith, Marco Avalos, Sanique South, Keith Crabtree, Wanyi Wang, Young-Hoo Kwon, Parakat Vijayagopal, Shanil Juma
Nutrients . 2019 Jan 29;11(2):290.
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Improved Preventive Effects of Combined Bioactive Compounds Present in Different Blueberry Varieties as Compared to Single Phytochemicals

Simone G J van Breda, Jacob J Briedé, Theo M C M de Kok
Nutrients . 2018 Dec 29;11(1):61. doi: 10.3390/nu11010061.
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Health promoting properties of blueberries: a review

Sara Silva, Eduardo M Costa, Mariana Veiga, Rui M Morais, Conceição Calhau, Manuela Pintado
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr . 2020;60(2):181-200.
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Blueberry extract promotes longevity and stress tolerance via DAF-16 in Caenorhabditis elegans

Huailing Wang, Jie Liu, Tong Li, Rui Hai Liu
Food Funct . 2018 Oct 17;9(10):5273-5282.
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Molecular Mechanism and Health Role of Functional Ingredients in Blueberry for Chronic Disease in Human Beings

Luyao Ma, Zhenghai Sun, Yawen Zeng, Mingcan Luo, Jiazhen Yang
Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Sep 16;19(9):2785.
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Molecular Mechanism and Health Role of Functional Ingredients in Blueberry for Chronic Disease in Human Beings

Luyao Ma, Zhenghai Sun, Yawen Zeng, Mingcan Luo, Jiazhen Yang
Int J Mol Sci . 2018 Sep 16;19(9):2785. doi: 10.3390/ijms19092785.
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