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
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Why the Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Varies So Much
Why the Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Varies So Much
Diana Kwon | May 5, 2020
The FDA cracks down on test makers as independent evaluations of their products’ performance show a need for improvement.
Light Enables Long-Term Memory Maintenance in Fruit Flies
Light Enables Long-Term Memory Maintenance in Fruit Flies
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
Under constant darkness, Drosophila’s ability to form lasting memories is impaired.
Unravelling Memory’s Mysteries: A Profile of Elizabeth Buffalo
Unravelling Memory’s Mysteries: A Profile of Elizabeth Buffalo
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
Studying nonhuman primates, the University of Washington neuroscientist has identified important features of the neural underpinnings of learning and memory.
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Diana Kwon | Apr 6, 2020
Researchers have rapidly identified ways to apply their expertise to help end the pandemic.
Cracking Down on Cancer: A Profile of Owen Witte
Cracking Down on Cancer: A Profile of Owen Witte
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2020
Through his studies on cancer-causing viruses, the University of California, Los Angeles, professor has helped develop lifesaving treatments.
After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way
After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way
Diana Kwon | Mar 23, 2020
As scores of academic meetings get upended due to COVID-19, researchers are turning to virtual replacements.
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Diana Kwon | Mar 2, 2020
The Trump administration’s changes to policy involving material donated from abortions have led scientists to adjust their research projects or seek alternative sources of funding.
New Discoveries in Human Anatomy
New Discoveries in Human Anatomy
Diana Kwon | Feb 18, 2020
Using advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, scientists have revealed new parts of the human body and overturned previous misconceptions.
Infographic: The Modern Human Body
Infographic: The Modern Human Body
Diana Kwon | Feb 18, 2020
The last few years have yielded new insights into human anatomy. Explore this interactive graphic to learn about some of these discoveries.