China science, technology news summary -- March 24

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BEIJING, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


Using stem cells from mice, Chinese researchers have grown tiny functioning segments of insulin-producing organs, called islet organoids, in a laboratory, in a bid to find ways to treat diabetes.

In a recent study published in the scientific journal Cell, a research team, led by the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, identified the stem cells in adult mouse pancreatic islets and established an in vitro culture system for the long-term growth of the islet organoids.


Chinese scientists have mapped the genome sequencing of mangoes, providing a reference for its evolution and cultivation.

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences and other institutes generated a chromosome-scale genome assembly of mangoes and indicated the occurrence of a whole-genome duplication event in mangoes about 33 million years ago.

They found the genes that may have provided adaptive advantages to cope with sharp decreases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and global temperatures.


A system offering predictions for the ideal spring tea plucking period has been launched in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Researchers collected and analyzed data on temperature, annual tea plucking time and questionnaires for tea growers to figure out the best plucking period of spring tea this year. Enditem

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