Diana Kwon

Diana Kwon

Diana is a freelance science journalist who covers the life sciences, health, and academic life. She’s a regular contributor to The Scientist and her work has appeared in several other publications, including Scientific American, Knowable, and Quanta. Diana was a former intern at The Scientist and she holds a master’s degree in neuroscience from McGill University. She’s currently based in Berlin, Germany.

Articles by Diana Kwon
Scientists Question Discovery of New Human Salivary Gland
Scientists Question Discovery of New Human Salivary Gland
Diana Kwon | Jan 12, 2021
A widely publicized paper has drawn scrutiny from physicians and anatomists about the authors’ claims regarding so-called tubarial glands.  
New Protocol Advances Toward Lab-Made Universal Red Blood Cells
New Protocol Advances Toward Lab-Made Universal Red Blood Cells
Diana Kwon | Dec 17, 2020
Researchers report a new way of generating the cells from induced pluripotent stem cells in hopes they will one day be used in blood transfusions.
RNA Interference Comes of Age
RNA Interference Comes of Age
Diana Kwon | Dec 9, 2020
The third FDA approval of an RNAi-based therapeutic marks the growing success of a technique that took two decades to get off the ground.
Action at a Distance, Circa Early 1950s
Action at a Distance, Circa Early 1950s
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2020
Neuroscientist Rita Levi-Montalcini began her Nobel Prize–winning work in a makeshift laboratory in Italy during the Second World War.
The Promise of mRNA Vaccines
The Promise of mRNA Vaccines
Diana Kwon | Nov 25, 2020
Long before Moderna’s and Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots, scientists had been considering the use of genetically encoded vaccines in the fight against infectious diseases, cancer, and more.
For a Hefty Fee, <em>Nature</em> Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
For a Hefty Fee, Nature Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
Diana Kwon | Nov 24, 2020
Academics will soon be able to make articles freely available in Nature-branded journals for €9,500—with a discounted option available under a pilot program that provides review, but no guarantee of acceptance.
Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
Diana Kwon | Oct 21, 2020
The findings may have implications for radiotherapy, a cancer treatment that can cause damage to salivary glands and leave lasting complications.
Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars&rsquo; China Ties
Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars’ China Ties
Diana Kwon | Sep 17, 2020
Several organizations suggest that a case against a University of Kansas professor is the latest example of the US government targeting researchers for their ethnicity.
Springer Nature and ResearchGate Expand Content Sharing
Springer Nature and ResearchGate Expand Content Sharing
Diana Kwon | Sep 11, 2020
The long-term partnership follows a pilot project for which the scholarly publisher made select articles available on the academic networking site.
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2020
COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.