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also engineers tend to be introverts and introverts tend to not have a worldly social perspective which IMO makes them more susceptible to a fringish pitch.
i have no source and am too lazy to google it - but I once heard Bush was reputed to say that "we'll invade and let MTV do the rest" - in regards to how to prevent terrorism in the future. conformism is an enemy to this sort of thing. you're not gonna suicide bomb when you're scraping pennies together for the latest apple product on your way to Daytona for spring break.
engineers tend to not be conformists (their earning potential and value as an employee revolves around some measure of uncommon thinking) and this same skillset imo makes them vulnerable to the fringe pitch.
also, it helps to be non-white, under 30, unmarried with no children, and harbor some feeling of marginalization to begin with.
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"The researchers used the nanoparticles to zero in on the network of blood vessels that supply the tumours in mice with nutrients and oxygen. A potentially powerful function of nanoparticles is the ability to home in on particular targets inside the body. While various nanoparticles have been designed to target tumours, the efficiency is relatively low. The researchers developed a technique for amplifying this homing ability by designing a multifunctional nanoparticle that binds to a protein structure found only in tumours and associated blood vessels.
[PS. No "medicine" subtopic. Couldn't find a relevant subtopic.]"