EuroGrow is a research project involving some of the leading authorities on rare diseases of connective tissues affecting bone and/or cartilage.
EuroGrow aims to pave the way for developing suitable therapies for the patients with these crippling conditions.
All long bones in the body grow by a biological process known as endochondral ossification. This process is very complex and tightly regulated by many different genes. It is therefore not surprising that any disruption to this process can have a dramatic effect on bone growth and results in human bone conditions such as disproportionate short stature and osteoarthritis.
EuroGrow - Pathophysiology of the Cartilage Growth Plate - is a European Commission (EC) Framework Programme 6 funded Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) (LSHM-CT-2007-037471).