Luba Vikhanski

Luba Vikhanski,  a freelance science journalist who specializes in covering biomedical research, also works as a science writer in the Publications and Media Relations Department of the Weizmann Institute.  She is the author of In Search of the Lost Cord: Solving the Mystery of Spinal Cord Regeneration (Dana Press and Joseph Henry Press, 2001) and of A Well-Informed Patient's Guide to Breast Surgery, which won the 1993 Rose Kushner Award of the American Medical Writers Association. Her news stories and feature articles have appeared in publications including Scientific American, Nature Medicine, the New York Times, and the Jerusalem Post. She can be reached at