Science visions Research Institute
Science Visions Research Inc (SVRI) is the second project undertaken by the non-profit company Science Visions Inc. SVRI is a private independent non-profit organization. The mission of Science Visions Research Inc. is to support extremely innovative science that could lead to the development of molecular tools to improve human health. We believe that understanding mechanisms of biological processes will lead to solutions. We believe in and have adopted the philosophy of The Scripps Research Institute in that we have chosen to” emphasize the creation of basic knowledge in the biosciences for the application of medical and material discoveries; the pursuit of fundamental scientific advances through interdisciplinary programs and collaborations, and the education and training of researchers preparing to meet the scientific challenges of the next century.”
Research
Characterization of orphan G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR):   

We are positioned with various cell and molecular biological tools to; characterize the structure and function of orphan GPCRs, investigate the relationship of these GPCRs to certain animal and plant processes and utilize the knowledge gained to design tools to enhance human health and plant productivity.



Characterization of small signaling molecules:  Hand in hand with the study of receptors goes the study of ligands that activate these receptors.  We are positioned to investigate the role of small signaling molecules in the control of GPCRs.  Further study of the mechanism of action of these compounds will lead to the development of tools to address human health conditions such as: Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease as well as plant abiotic stresses such as drought.
Acknowledgements:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPCR
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/thornton-srv/databases/cgi-bin/pdbsum/GetPage.pl?pdbcode=1U19
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dopamine