CA whooping cough outbreak continues; Researcher explore plaque-preventing Alzheimer's vaccine;

> California has reported over 5,200 cases already this year, reports Forbes, including the death of nine babies. The state's declining vaccination rates has contributed to the outbreak. Report

> University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers is developing a vaccine that help the immune system "gobble up" a protein molecule that plays a role in forming the plaque found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. News

> The EMA has determined that there's no link between GSK's Pandemrix vaccine for H1N1 flu and narcolepsy. Story

> Los Angeles-based ImmunoCellular is using a new closed-bag system for production of its cancer vaccine candidate. The bag-based process, resulting from collaboration with the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility at the University of Pennsylvania, is churning out ICT-107, the company's lead product candidate. Report

> ImmunoCellular Therapeutics says it's developed an new way to manufacture the dendritic cell-based vaccine for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a common type of brain tumor. Article

And Finally.. FDA's Top Q4 Blockbuster Drug Decisions. Article